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Kelowna police find man with twice legal alcohol limit passed out at Rutland drive-through

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December 15, 2016 - 12:36 PM

KELOWNA - A day after Kelowna was distinguished as having more drunk drivers per capita than all but one Canadian city, a man was found passed out in his running vehicle while waiting at a fast food drive through in Rutland.

Kelowna RCMP say the man later blew twice the legal limit. Police got the call on Dec. 15 at 1:50 a.m. and found the man still sleeping GMC Sierra pickup truck, spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says. The 25-year-old driver was initially uncooperative and failed to follow directions nor identify himself. 

“As a result, the officer entered into an impaired operation care and control investigation and provided the driver with a demand who was subsequently taken to the Kelowna RCMP Detachment where he provided breath samples almost twice the legal limit,” O’Donaghey says.

The driver faces potential charges and was held in police custody overnight. He is expected to appear in Court on a later date.

Data released by Statistics Canada yesterday showed Kelowna with the second highest rate of police-reported drunk drivers among cities in Canada.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.


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