Hit-and-run in Saanich leads to arrest

Saanich police have arrested a driver after a hit-and-run on Sunday, Nov. 17 that luckily left its victim with only minor injuries.

Saanich police have arrested a driver after a hit-and-run on Sunday, Nov. 17 that luckily left its victim with only minor injuries.

At about 11:30 p.m. a 20-year-old Chemainus man was hit by a vehicle while hitchhiking in the 900-block of Tattersall Dr. The man was thrown to the pavement while the vehicle sped off. A nearby homeowner called 9-1-1.

The vehicle had left pieces of its shattered side mirror on the roadway and police were able to locate the car within minutes. Officers arrested its allegedly intoxicated driver, a Saanich resident.

The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle has been impounded for 30 days. He was also given a violation ticket for fleeing the scene.

The victim sustained only cuts and scratches to his face and bruises to his back.

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