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Teenagers involved in crash on first day of school in Nanaimo

One youth transported to hospital with minor injury
Nanaimo RCMP were called to a crash with four teens in the vehicle at Biggs Road and Jingle Pot Road the morning of the first day of school last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

A teenage driver with three passengers crashed a vehicle at 4 a.m. the morning of the first day of school.

Nanaimo RCMP, in a press release, noted that at 4:10 a.m. on Sept. 5, police, firefighters and paramedics were called to a single-vehicle crash. Police arrived at the intersection of Biggs Road and Jingle Pot Road to find an older-model vehicle “with significant front-end damage.”

“Airbags had deployed and all onboard, while traumatized, appeared to be relatively unscathed,” noted the release.

The driver exhibited signs of alcohol consumption and provided a breath sample that indicated he had consumed alcohol, contrary to conditions of his licence.

“Booze and inexperienced drivers do not mix. The zero-alcohol limit is there for a reason,” the release noted.

One youth was taken to hospital with a minor injury, while “three of the four youths were picked up a short time later by some very concerned parents.”

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