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Kelowna impaired driver crashes truck with kids in it

May 18, 2016 - 10:44 AM

KELOWNA - A woman who crashed her truck, with two small children in it, on a Kelowna bridge yesterday is believed to have been impaired at the time.

Around 4:30 p.m., yesterday, May 17, a woman driving a Ford F-150 pickup crashed on the William R Bennett Bridge near Abbott Street, RCMP say in a release.

Witnesses say the woman was driving erratically, weaving in and out of vehicles, before hitting the centre concrete meridian while heading westbound. Neither the woman, a 32-year-old Kelowna woman, or her two small children were injured in the crash but police believed she showed signs of impairment.

“During the officer’s interaction with the driver of the Ford truck at the collision scene, they detected signs of possible alcohol intoxication. As a result a demand was made of the driver who failed to properly provided samples of her breath roadside,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “The woman was subsequently issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition for refusing the lawful roadside demand to provide samples of her breath.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash and have not yet spoken to police is asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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