Teen driver too far over legal limit

QUALICUM BEACH — A 17-year-old Qualicum Beach driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle with more than double the legal limit of alcohol.

This, after police took breath samples — after the driver had crashed his car into a tree near Memorial Avenue at Village Way on March 21.

The teen suffered only minor injures, and has been charged with impaired driving.

The driver was handed an immediate 24 hour roadside driving suspension and will receive the mandatory 90 day administrative prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The young man, who was released to the care of his mother, cannot be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


• On Sat., March 17 at 4:40 p.m., RCMP, Nanoose Bay firefighters and the BC Ambulance Service attended a single vehicle collision on Fairwinds Drive in Nanoose Bay.

A 42 year old woman from Nanoose Bay, who was driving alone, had lost control of her vehicle and drove over a steep embankment. The woman was stuck in her car at the bottom of the embankment.

Luckily there were three young men hiking nearby who heard the collision and rushed to help and called rescue services.

The driver was found conscious but suffering head and neck trauma. She was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital where she was later released to the care of her family.

The Oceanside RCMP are still investigating the collision.

— Files from the Oceanside RCMP

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