Speeding stop finds impaired driver

Drinking and driving discoveries remain rare in Oak Bay

This boat came away from its mooring in the waters of Oak Bay in the snowstorm early Wednesday. Oak Bay Sea Rescue volunteers helped two other boaters gain control of their wayward vessels that morning

This boat came away from its mooring in the waters of Oak Bay in the snowstorm early Wednesday. Oak Bay Sea Rescue volunteers helped two other boaters gain control of their wayward vessels that morning

An Oak Bay police officer who stopped a driver for speeding in the 30-kilometres-an-hour zone in the 900-block of Foul Bay Rd. on Sunday discovered the driver had been drinking.

The 42-year-old man was detained for impaired driving and faces a 90-day driving prohibition, plus other Motor Vehicle Act charges. His car was impounded.

In general, Oak Bay police have been pleased with the high percentage of drivers who are sober and seat-belted when randomly stopped, said acting Sgt. Eric Thompson.

“Not to mention the many partiers we have found doing the responsible thing by taking a taxi home,” he said.

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