Impaired driver leaves trail of destruction in Saanich

Saanich police nabbed the man Saturday morning after he wreaked havoc on the Pat Bay Highway.

Equating the path of destruction left by a drunk driver to a trail of breadcrumbs, Saanich police were able to successfully nab the man Saturday morning after he wreaked havoc on the Pat Bay Highway.

A black Ford F150 was spotted around 5:40 a.m. driving erratically southbound down the highway. He swerved off road near Elk Lake, collided with a lamp standard and knocked it down.

Witnesses trailing the vehicle and on the phone with police say he continued southbound and struck the concrete highway median.

A set of golf clubs and parts of his truck were left strewn along the highway.

Police caught up with the man and stopped him on Royal Oak Drive near Elk Lake Drive.

A 29-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Police say a secondary crash occurred as a result of the impaired driver, when a vehicle struck the downed lamppost near Elk Lake.

Nobody was injured as a result of this series of events.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed other minor incidents involving the black Ford F150 Saturday morning to call investigators at 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com