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Drunk driving suspected in Kelowna rear-end crash

April 22, 2016 - 12:17 PM

KELOWNA - A West Kelowna woman is facing impaired driving charges after a Jeep rear-ended a scooter, pushing it into a car on Pandosy Street in Kelowna on Wednesday.

RCMP say officers responded to the three-vehicle crash on Pandosy Street at Royal Avenue around 3 p.m., April 20.

Witnesses told police a Hyundai sedan, followed by a scooter, were stopped for the lights at a pedestrian crosswalk when a Jeep Wrangler rear-ended the scooter, smashing it into the sedan.

The 23-year-old Kelowna woman riding the scooter was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with minor injuries, according to an RCMP media release.

“During the officer’s interaction with the driver of the Jeep at the collision scene, they detected signs of possible alcohol intoxication,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “As a result a demand was made of the driver who provided samples of her breath roadside which resulted in a fail.”

O’Donaghey says the woman was taken to the detachment where it was determined her blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.

A 45-year-old West Kelowna woman will be facing drunk driving charges when she appears in court on July 18.

If you witnessed this crash, and have not yet spoken to police, you are asked to contact Const. Lise Marion of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-980-5353.

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