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Kelowna bus driver gets roadside prohibition for allegedly driving while impaired

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February 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

Kelowna Mounties handed out a roadside prohibition to a city bus driver after a passenger called in some erratic driving.

A  passenger on a Kelowna Regional Transit Bus called RCMP  Feb. 9 at approximately 1:35 a.m., to report that the bus was being driven erratically and they had concerns about the driver.
"An enforcement officer located the bus and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Burch Avenue in Kelowna. During that interaction, the bus driver exhibited several signs of impairment and subsequently failed a roadside breath test," RCMP Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna Regional Detachment said in a release.

The driver, a 52-year-old man, was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

"Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident," Noseworthy said.  “This passenger is commended for noticing an issue and reporting it immediately.”

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