Drunk driver hit highway median near UBC Okanagan

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KELOWNA - A 29-year-old Kelowna man was detained last night after crashing his car while impaired.

Just before 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, the man lost control of his vehicle and hit a highway median near the UBC Okanagan campus, according to an RCMP media release.

Witnesses say the man driving the Nissan sedan was speeding when it hit the median and spun 180 degrees. The man fled the scene.

Police located the man with the help of witnesses. After providing breath samples, the man was found to be at almost twice the legal consumption limit.

“This incident clearly demonstrates the dangers of driving while impaired,” traffic Investigator Cst. Steve Holmes says in the release. “It was fortunate he only hit a median and not another vehicle or vehicles.”

The driver was uninjured and may face charges.

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