Victoria police issued a drug-impaired driver several tickets after they collided with a hydro pole and fled the scene Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police issued a drug-impaired driver several tickets after they collided with a hydro pole and fled the scene Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police track vehicle, driver by following trail of leaking fluid after crash

Driver ticketed, issued 24-hour driving suspension

A trail of leaking vehicle fluid led Victoria police from a damaged hydro pole to a drug-impaired driver early Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m., police were called to the 400-block of Burnside Road where a vehicle had reportedly hit a hydro pole. When they arrived, the driver and vehicle were gone but a trail of leaking vehicle fluid led them to the area of Harriet Road and Burnside Road East.

Based on the driver’s behaviour and a sobriety test, officers determined the driver was drug-impaired. The person was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and tickets for failing to remain at the scene of a collision and a collision resulting in property damage.

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Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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