Impaired driver smashes into power pole in Colwood, B.C.

Colwood, BC – On October 19 2020, at approximately 1:40 a.m. the West Shore RCMP received numerous complaints from witnesses who reported hearing a loud crash followed by a power outage in the area of Sooke Rd and Marty Lane in Colwood.

West Shore RCMP frontline officers attended and located a 2004 Nissan 350Z with extensive body damage. Police determined the driver of the Nissan had crashed into a nearby power pole with such force it took the pole right off the foundation.

Impaired driver smashes into power pole
(RCMP) Impaired driver smashes into power pole

The driver of the Nissan was identified as a 27 year old male who is a resident of Vancouver. The driver did not suffer any major injuries and was detained for an impaired driving investigation. The passenger of the Nissan, a 22 year old male, was ejected from the vehicle and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

This was a single vehicle collision thankfully no else was injured. Residents in the area lost power for an estimated 4-5 hours. Police are continuing their investigation and charges of impaired driving are forthcoming, Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

West Shore RCMP

File # 2020-18268



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