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Driver crashes into telephone pole on Sunshine Coast Highway

The woman in her 30s failed two breath samples at the scene

For much of Tuesday, Sept. 12, traffic was diverted around a telephone pole next to Highway 101 that was leaning into the road. 

On Sept. 13, police confirmed a woman in her 30s crashed her Volkswagen Jetta into the telephone pole, a speed sign and the bus stop bench near Chestnut Lane close to Davis Bay. 

The Sunshine Coast RCMP were called at approximately 4:30 a.m., and the woman failed two breath samples. She was given an immediate roadside prohibition, prohibited from driving for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded. The police file states the driver did not need medical attention. 

A Capilano Highways truck was positioned on the highway to divert traffic around the pole until it could be fixed.

At 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sunshine Coast Transit issued an alert for Route 90, stating that the bus stop would be closed until it was safe to reopen. 

A representative from Telus told Coast Reporter that the company investigated immediately and confirmed the cables were intact and no services were impacted. The damaged pole was replaced by 7 p.m.

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday the damaged bus shelter was removed and the bus stop reopened.