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Driver walks away from crash, blows twice legal limit for alcohol

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A 54-year-old Kamloops woman is facing charges of impaired driving the red 2013 Jeep Cherokee she was driving crashed into a retaining wall and rolled onto its side at the intersection of Columbia St. and 13th Ave.  just 11:20 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses reported seeing the Jeep heading east bound on Columbia St. swerving and driving in the west bound lane of travel prior to the collision. The vehicle went off road to the right at 13th Ave, across the side walk, struck and straddled a retaining wall then flipped onto the left side trapping the driver.

Kamloops Fire Rescue were forced to cut the top off of the Jeep in order to extricate the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. She was taken to Royal Inland Hospital by B.C. Ambulance crews where she was examined and released about an hour later.

Neither the driver or any pedestrians were injured. The 2013 Jeep was a total loss.

The investigating officer remained with the woman and upon her release from hospital, took her back to the RCMP detachment. She provided two breath samples that registered more than twice the legal limit.


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