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West Kelowna rollover leads to impaired driving charge

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 | 5:11 am

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RCMP media release

On February 22, 2010 at 6:49 p.m while on patrol a member of the West Kelowna RCMP came upon a single vehicle motor vehicle crash involving a grey Toyota bearing Ontario licence plates. The vehicle was located on Hwy 97 South in the north bound lanes, just north of Boucherie Rd. in West Kelowna.

The driver is a 35 year old female and was checked by BC Ambulance at the scene, but was not injured. A witness provided information that the driver was speeding, had lost control, began to spin, then rolled, ending up on the drivers side of the car, off the traveled portion of the roadway to the right. On police arrival signs of alcohol impairment were observed and an impaired driving investigation began.

The driver and lone occupant was detained to provide samples of breath, which resulted in readings above the legal limit. As a result the driver is facing a driving prohibition for 24 hours, an administrative driving prohibition under the motor vehicle act, criminal code charges for impaired driving and  driving over .08 as well as a violation ticket for no insurance. The vehicle sustained damage estimated at $7000.

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