Texting driver hits two parked cars

The young driver immediately took responsibility for the crash and said: "I'm not gonna lie, I was texting," police said.

A 22-year-old Saanich man, who crashed into two parked cars around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, was handed a $167 after admitting he was texting behind the wheel.

Saanich police were called to Cedar Hill X Road at Corners Place, in the Lake Hill neighbourhood, after a southbound Pontiac Sunfire hit two cars parked on the side of the road.

The young driver immediately took responsibility for the crash and said: “I’m not gonna lie, I was texting,” police said.

The 22-year-old was issued a ticket for texting while driving. Both parked cars sustained damage over $1,000.

kslavin@saanichnews.com