Drunken U-turn leads to crash, injury

CHASE - One woman is in hospital and another is in police custody after a single vehicle crash on Shuswap Road East near Pritchard around 4 a.m., Monday, June 1.

Chase RCMP Cpl. Mark Skotnicki says officers noticed two women in their early-20s standing on the road next to a pickup truck in the ditch. A third woman's ankle was pinned by the truck's front bumper.

“All three were fairly drunk,” Skotnicki says, adding the third woman became trapped after she tried to push the truck onto the road.

The officer says the incident happened after the driver of the truck attempted a U-turn. Skotnicki says it’s unknown who was driving the truck.

An ambulance took the woman with ankle injuries to hospital while police arrested another woman for outstanding warrants. The third woman was let go.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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