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Drugged driver took to Kelowna sidewalks, gets driving prohibition

April 20, 2021 - 12:12 PM

An alleged drug-impaired driver was taken off Kelowna’s roads earlier this morning, after being spotted driving on a sidewalk.

Kelowna Mounties received a call April 20 just after 6:30 a.m., from an area resident who reported a grey Mazda 6 being driven onto the sidewalk near the intersection of Springfield Road and Cooper Road in Kelowna, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release.

A police officer dispatched to the scene conducted a traffic stop with the car in question and driver of that vehicle allegedly exhibited signs and symptoms of impairment by drugs, during his interaction with the police officer roadside.

“This instance highlights the importance of our relationship with our community,” Cpl. Noseworthy said. “Because this citizen took it upon themselves to report this incident, we were able to stop this driver’s dangerous behaviour before he or anyone was injured.”

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was issued a 24-hour Driving Prohibition under the BC Motor Vehicle Act.


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