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Disturbance in Penticton results in impaired charges

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September 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

PENTICTON - A police call to an altercation resulted in two men losing their driving privileges last week in Penticton.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police responded to a possible fight in front of the 24/7 on Main Street Thursday evening, Sept. 8, to find the occupants of a vehicle driving past the business causing a disturbance.

Police tracked the vehicle to Starbucks at the north end of Main Street where the vehicle was stopped. The driver fled the scene but not before police were able to identify him.

Wrigglesworth says he was captured, found to be impaired and given an Immediate Roadside Prohibition. He was also found to be lacking a valid driver’s license.

While police were arresting the driver, a second man in the vehicle jumped into the driver’s seat in order to protect his accomplice from being implicated as the driver.

Police discovered the man, who was now in care and control of the vehicle, was also intoxicated.

His effort to cover up for his friend earned him an Immediate Roadside Prohibition as well, Wrigglesworth says.

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