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Road rage turns into impaired charge for Penticton driver

Penticton RCMP investigated a collision involving a suspected intoxicated driver at Carmi Avenue and Highland Place, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
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May 19, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Penticton RCMP were called to a motor vehicle collision involving an alleged impaired driver this morning.

Emergency crews responded to the intersection of Highland Place and Carmi Avenue at 7:45 a.m. today, May 19, after reports of a collision involving two vehicles, according to an RCMP media release.

Police investigating the incident determined the driver of a Ford pickup truck tried to pass another motorist travelling west on Carmi Avenue. In doing so, the motorist clipped the other vehicle, resulting in minor damage and no injuries.

The driver of the truck began yelling and causing a disturbance prior to the arrival of police. Upon the officer’s arrival, an investigation revealed the driver was intoxicated and was subsequently arrested.

“The 46-year-old Penticton resident was later released from custody, and faces charges of impaired driving, and driving without due care. Thankfully, no one was injured,” police spokesperson Const. James Grandy said in the release.

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