West Shore RCMP officer thanked, asked for a hug by Langford drunk driver

Langford’s West Coast Mounted Police Detachment. (File photo from Black Press Media)

West Coast RCMP thanks Langford for hug from drunk driver

Driver gets 90-day license suspension and 30-day vehicle impound after failing roadside test

A drunk driver thanked West Coast RCMP and asked for a hug after being dropped off at his Langford home.

The officer was investigating another incident Wednesday (Nov. 16) near the 2600 block of Sooke Road in Langford when he saw a black Jeep Cherokee driving across the grassy centerline and heading west on Sooke Road.

Police pursued the vehicle and pulled over the driver, a 23-year-old man who was showing signs of alcohol intoxication. The driver failed the roadside test, had his license suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

The officer drove the man home and when they arrived, the driver turned and thanked the officer for keeping the streets safe and asked for a hug.

“It’s not often that we get thanked for the work we do, especially from those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It’s great to hear from officers and others from our West Coast RCMP,” police spokesman Cpl said. Nancy Sager said in a statement.

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