Police suspect GHB in Kelowna accident

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KELOWNA - A West Kelowna man may face impaired driving charges for his role in an accident at Lakeshore and Cook Road last night.

Witnesses told police the West Kelowna man, 33, was weaving all over the road in his blue Chevy Silverado before crashing into the rear of a Pontiac mini-van at the intersection at about 7:20 p.m. Police on the scene noted the driver of the Chevy seemed impaired and was having trouble staying conscious. He was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police say the passenger in the truck and the occupants of the mini-van didn't appear to need medical assistance and were cleared at the scene.

A bottle containing about 400 ml of an unknown clear liquid suspected by Mounties of being Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as GHB, was seized. A sample of the man's blood was taken for analysis.

The West Kelowna man was issued a 24 hour prohibition from driving and may face potential impaired driving charges depending on what analysis of his blood reveals. He was released on a promise to appear in court Dec. 23, 2013. 

The investigation is ongoing.


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