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Two injured when suspected drunk driver runs stop sign in West Kelowna

September 01, 2016 - 4:25 PM

WEST KELOWNA – Two people were injured when a West Kelowna man — who may have been drunk — failed to stop at a stop sign last night.

Police say a 49-year-old man driving a late 1990s Chevrolet pickup collided with a grey Honda Civic in the intersection of Lower Glenrosa Road and Glencoe Road shortly before 9:30 p.m., Aug. 31.

“Witnesses at the scene told police the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene on foot to a nearby restaurant,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

Police noticed signs of possible impairment and the driver refused to provide a breath sample. He was taken to the Kelowna detachment.

Both occupants of the Honda Civic were injured and taken to hospital for treatment of what police describe as “moderate to serious injuries, however believed to be non life-threatening in nature.”

The driver faces potential charges including impaired driving causing bodily harm, fail or refuse to provide a sample and fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

The police investigation is ongoing and the RCMP are looking for further witnesses to the crash and the events which transpired following the crash. If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Cpl. Cory Lepine of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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