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Nighty night: Police help Halloween drunk find warm place to sleep

November 01, 2013 - 8:07 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police report a typically busy Halloween night last night with plenty of alcohol and a couple car crashes.

Around 1:30 a.m. police were called to Pleasant St where a resident found a man in the back of their truck. The owner held the man there until police arrived. RCMP Sgt. Dave Prentice says the 18-year-old was drunk and said he wasn't interested in stealing anything, just finding a warm place to sleep it off.

"Police provided him with a warm place to sleep for the night and will release him in the morning without charges once sober," Prentice says.

Earlier in the evening, police responded to two crashes. At the first one, around 5:30 p.m. three people in a Chev Tracker are lucky to have no injuries after their driver ignored a stop sign at 1 Ave and Battle St. A Dodge Dakota pickup truck hit them and rolled the Tracker onto its side. The driver of the Dakota suffered minor injuries.

Police are looking for more information about a second crash around 11 p.m. in the 4300 block of Westsyde Road. A 1997 Ford Taurus was on its roof after it hit a telephone pole, though no one stuck around to explain what happened. Witnesses said a disoriented man and woman were seen walking away and police were unable to track them.

To contact a reporter for this story, email:, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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