Uninsured driver causes mayhem in Esquimalt

Area man facing a raft of charges for evening's activities

A 49-year-old Esquimalt man rammed the back of a vehicle, hit a pole and nearly took out someone’s front stairs while driving an uninsured vehicle on Monday night in Esquimalt.

Witnesses heard a “loud bang” around 7:30 p.m. then observed the driver walking away. The man was seen throwing keys onto a balcony before retreating to an apartment in the 400-block of Lampson St. Witnesses led Victoria police to the apartment, where the man surrendered and was arrested. A small amount of heroin was also found, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell. The vehicle was also bearing stolen license plates.

Police are recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at an accident, possession of stolen property and theft under $5,000.