Woman injured, drinking driver's car impounded after Sherman Road wreck Thursday

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A Victoria woman was injured Thursday night when her car was hit by motorist who'd been drinking, police said of the two-car crash on Sherman Road.

No names have been released about the 9:45 p.m. wreck during light snowfall near the Duncan Curling Club.

Sgt. Chris Swain of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment said a westbound, white BMW two-door hit an eastbound Toyota four-door car driven by a woman from the capital.

"He lost control on ice and snow, crossed the centre line, and hit the eastbound car," Swain said, urging all drivers to drop speed during winter weather — despite posted limits.

Firefighters extricated the woman from her car. She suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was then taken by paramedics to Cowichan District Hospital.

The BMW driver was not injured, and has not been charged, though fines are possible for his drinking and driving, Swain said.

The male blew a warning blood/alcohol level during a roadside test, Swain explained. The culprit's car was impounded for three days.


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