During routine roadblocks over the weekend, Victoria police took at least three alleged impaired drivers off the road, including one man who attempted to give officers a hamburger when they requested his driver’s licence.
The VicPD traffic unit encountered at least five alleged impaired drivers from Dec. 4-8, including two involved in collisions, one of which left a pedestrian with minor injuries after the driver was found to have twice the legal limit of alcohol in their blood.
That driver was served with a 90-day suspension of their driver’s licence as well as a court date.
During our roadblock tonight one impaired tried to give his hamburger to our member instead of this drivers licence. He was so impaired he could not provide a sample #roadsafety— VicPD Traffic (@vicpdtraffic) December 8, 2018
On Friday, officers were met with a driver allegedly so inebriated he handed over his hamburger instead of identification upon a member’s request.
“He was so impaired he could not provide a sample,” VicPD said in a tweet.
Early Saturday morning officers took two more allegedly drunk drivers off downtown streets, tweeting a photo of two tow trucks impounding vehicles along Wharf Street.
Police will be out looking for impaired drivers until Jan. 1 as part of the CounterAttack campaign, a partnership with ICBC, during the holiday season when the risk of drunk driving is heightened.
Impaired driving is one of the leading criminal causes of death in Canada; in B.C. 414 people have been killed in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents from Oct. 1, 2010 until Dec. 31, 2017.