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22-year-old facing drunk driving charge after fiery crash in Penticton

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A 22-year-old drunk driver had a lucky escape when the car she was driving caught fire after it collided with a parked vehicle.

According to a Penticton RCMP media release, the 22-year-old woman was driving a Nissan when it collided with the parked Chevrolet Blazer at roughly 8:45 p.m. yesterday, May 29, in the 400 block of Westminster Avenue West in Penticton.

The two vehicles were set ablaze and the woman and two others had fled the scene by the time firefighter arrived to extinguish the flames.

Police say that when they were at the scene of the fire the woman returned and admitted it was her car and that she was driving.

She also said she was responsible for rear-ending the parked Chevrolet Blazer.

The 22-year-old then blew a "fail" reading on a roadside screening device and was given an immediate roadside prohibition and had her vehicle impounded.

RCMP say no one was injured in the collision or the fire.

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