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Drunken care aid jailed in Penticton

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September 27, 2017 - 10:18 AM

PENTICTON - RCMP were called by a Penticton man who became concerned for his own safety after discovering his care aid was drunk.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said police attended a home on Braelyn Crescent around 2 a.m. yesterday, Sept. 26. The resident told police his care aid was intoxicated and he didn’t feel safe.

Police arrived to find the care aid drunk and belligerent, prompting police to arrest and jail her until she sobered up.

Wrigglesworth says the care aid was hired by the man's family members who answered an online ad, but failed to conduct a reference check.

The woman was found by police to have been the subject of numerous complaints for other similar incidents throughout the Okanagan, he said.

RCMP have not said if the suspect faces any charges or released her identity.


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