End of the road for driver of pickup

A Penticton driver took his pickup truck for a swim in Skaha Lake last night. The driver and his passenger were unharmed, the vehicle was recovered and police do not believe alcohol was a factor.
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PENTICTON - A driver from Penticton found out the hard way Channel Parkway comes to an end at Skaha Lake.

RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said a local resident, 33, was heading south down Channel Parkway last night with a woman, 53, as a passenger. The 2009 black Dodge truck crossed the intersection around 8:15 p.m., crashed through a fence, missed hitting a tree or two, crossed a beach and made it 100 feet into the water before coming to a stop.

"It doesn't happen often, but it's not the first time that's happened," Dellebuur said.

Emergency services arrived and both persons were examined and released. The sergeant does not believe alcohol was a factor but witnesses have said the truck was going pretty fast.

The investigation is ongoing and the truck was pulled out of the water later Wednesday night.

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