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Dad suspected of drunk driving crashed car with 8-year-old daughter as passenger

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk
February 23, 2015 - 11:43 AM

ARMSTRONG – A Kelowna man is facing an impaired charge after driving his car off the road just outside Armstrong on the weekend. His 8-year-old daughter was a passenger.

RCMP were called to the car crash at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 near the intersection of Swanson Mountain Road and Salmon River Road, just northwest of the city.

“Our officers quickly determined an 8-year-old girl received minor injuries – a bump on the head and a sore shoulder,” North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says. “The girl was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital to be checked out and they contacted her mother to pick her up there.”

The driver, a 45-year-old Kelowna man, wasn’t hurt. He was taken to the Armstrong RCMP detachment for a breathalyser.

“Samples of his breath exceeded twice the legal limit,” Molendyk says.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on April 2, 2015 facing a charge of drunk driving.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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