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Man asleep behind the wheel, allegedly at four times the limit

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November 25, 2013 - 1:00 PM

KELOWNA - Two Kelowna men seem to have been making an extreme sport out of drinking and driving in separate incidences investigated by police over the weekend.

The first incident happened Saturday, just before 2 p.m. Kelowna RCMP received a report of a man, slumped over the wheel of a burgundy Jeep behind the Boston Pizza at 545 Harvey Ave. When officers arrived, the vehicle was in the middle of Chapman Place, near the intersection of Rosemead Avenue and the driver was showing clear symptoms of drunkeness.

The 41-year-old was detained and later found to be nearly four times over the legal limit. A quick check determined he was prohibited and suspended from driving when he was found.

Though the man was not driving at the time police arrived, he still faces potential charges of care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired, and car of control of a motor vehicle while over .08. He was later released on a promise to appear for court Jan. 13.

In a second incident Sunday, West Kelowna RCMP were told by witnesses a 39-year-old man drove his car into another before tossing a box of wine and a cup.

The grey Accura was moving fast, south on Boucherie Road near Montigny when it began fishtailing. It hit a white Toyota Camry head-on. 

Breath samples showed the man was three-and-a-half times over the legal limit. 

The four occupants in the Toyota suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The man faces possible charges of impaired driving. He was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 30.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.



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