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Drunk driver crashes into light pole on McCurdy Road in Kelowna

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October 06, 2016 - 3:21 PM

KELOWNA – A 20-year-old Kelowna man faces charges after colliding with a light pole while more than twice the legal impaired limit this morning.

RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision at the McCurdy Road intersection with Hollywood Road North around 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6. 

Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says police have determined that a northbound grey Volkswagen Golf left the roadway and collided with a pedestrian crossing light standard, while making a left turn onto McCurdy Road from Hollywood Road North.  

“When an officer arrived on the scene, witnesses immediately directed the officer's attention to the vehicles driver who had allegedly began to walk away from the crash scene on foot,” he says in a media release. “During the officer’s interaction with the driver of the Volkswagen at the collision scene, they detected what they believed to be obvious signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The driver who was subsequently taken to the Kelowna RCMP detachment for testing. He provided breath samples in excess of more than two times the legal limit.”

The driver, a 20-year-old Kelowna man, faces potential criminal impaired driving charges and was released from custody but issued driving prohibitions.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Const. Troy Bevan of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-980-5353.

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