Victoria Police
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VicPD are looking for witnesses after a grey BMW ran a red light in downtown Victoria and then crashed into another vehicle while fleeing police.

According to a release issued early this afternoon, police officers saw the newer BMW run a red light at View and Douglas streets. The vehicle then fled from police eventually colliding with another vehicle.

Const. Matt Rutherford said the suspect was located a short distance away after trying to hide two large boxes of marijuana which was destined for a cannabis storefront.

Police are recommending several charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

VicPD investigators are looking for witnesses in the 700-block of Yates Street this morning between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. who observed a newer grey BMW driving the wrong way down Yates street between Douglas and Blanshard streets.

The driver of the other vehicle was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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