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Drunk driver blamed for crash in Saanich

A drunk driver who pulled a U-turn on Columbine Way caused a dramatic T-bone collision Thursday night.

Saanich police say a 31-year-old Victoria man in a PT Cruiser parked on Columbine Way, near the McKenzie Avenue-Interurban Road area, turned into the path of a Toyota 4Runner at around 4:30 p.m.

Both vehicles were badly damaged, but the Toyota driver wasn't injured and the 31-year-old man suffered minor injuries to his hand and leg.

Saanich police say the PT Cruiser driver told officers he had consumed large amounts of alcohol the night before. He blew a "fail" with a roadside breath samples, and received a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition from driving, a 30 day vehicle impoundment, and was charged with failing to yield.

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