Tree hit-and-run yields tickets in Oak Bay

Visitors to Oak Bay ticketed by police for driving infractions

A 19-year-old man was ticketed for failing to obey a stop sign and failing to remain at an accident scene after crashing his car into a tree on the 3100-block of Beach Dr. sometime overnight on Sunday.

A homeowner awoke to find a grey 2000 Volkswagen Jetta in his front yard, but no driver. Damage to the vehicle was extensive and numerous trees and bushes were damaged or destroyed. Oak Bay police eventually found the man, a Powell River resident, but could only process charges related to the damage caused.

Also Sunday, at about 1:15 a.m., the 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck parked at the north end of Esplanade at Willows Beach failed two roadside screening tests and had her vehicle impounded for 30 days and received a 90-day driving prohibition.

Officers found the woman, from Prince George, displaying signs of impairment from alcohol.