A commercial truck driver is facing three criminal charges after he crashed into the front yard of a Kamloops home last fall.

Kurpal Singh Khaira, born in 1988, is accused of driving drunk when he rammed through multiple parked vehicles before careening into the front yard of a Columbia Street home in October.

He was charged with impaired driving, operation of a vehicle while over the legal limit and failure to stop at an accident on May 4, according court records.

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Kamloops RCMP said at the time the driver fled the scene, but was found shortly after and arrested. Police did not say alcohol was a factor in the investigation.

No one was injured in the collision, nor was a home hit. The truck did, however, crash into two front yards around 4:20 a.m., Oct. 18, 2022.

The car carrier also forced three vehicles off the road and damaged another.

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Of the two front yards hit, the one that took the brunt of the damage was the scene of a house fire in 2021. The home had only recently been rebuilt and landscaping renewed.

Khaira is not currently in custody and he hasn't been scheduled for a court appearance yet, court records say.

The car carrier company displayed on the cab of the crashed Peterbilt is based in Calgary.

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