Victoria, BC – Patrol officers located a loaded shotgun when they conducted a traffic stop as part of a road rage investigation early this morning.
Just after 2 a.m., Patrol officers located a vehicle in the 2900-block of Douglas Street which matched the description of a vehicle that had been involved in a road rage incident earlier the previous evening and had a partially obscured front license plate. Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop and learned the person driving the vehicle was prohibited from driving. As officers prepared to tow the vehicle, the driver became agitated, and insisted that officers allow a third person to drive the vehicle home.
The driver’s driving prohibition stemmed from a series of previous criminal convictions for a variety of offences, which include firearm offences. In addition to the driving prohibition, the driver also has an indefinite firearms possession ban.
Additional officers arrived and performed a security search of the vehicle in advance of it being towed. They located a loaded shotgun inside the vehicle during the search.
The driver was arrested and transported to cells and was later released pending further investigation.
The vehicle was towed.
This file remains under investigation.
If you have information about this incident, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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