February 07, 2013 - 9:42 AM
A 36-year-old Kelowna woman may face impaired driving charges after results of a roadside breath test showed in excess of two and a half times the legal limit yesterday afternoon. Her three-year-old child was in the car at the time.
Const. Kris Clark says an officer pulled the car over after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver on Lakeshore Road near Bluebird Road. He says the blue Volvo hit a parked vehicle and was seen driving in the wrong lane while the driver's head was apparently bobbing as though she were sleeping.
The front passenger tire was flat from the collision but the woman continued as though nothing was amiss and narrowly missed colliding with other cars along her path. After turning onto Richter Street, she almost hit a police cruiser and other motorists before coming to a stop.
Though the woman tried to drive away, the officer at the scene was able to get to her car in time to turn off the ignition. The woman showed signs of gross impairment and was taken to the detachment where she provided breath samples.
"She was apparently on her way to pick up her six-year-old child at school," says Clark. "The three-year-old was not injured and both children were turned over to the Ministry of Children and Family Development."
The woman faces a number of potential charges including impaired driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident. She was released on a promise to appear for court at a later date.
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