Roadside prohibition follows crash on Highway 6 in Vernon

VERNON - A pickup truck is impounded and a man faces impaired driving penalties after a late night accident in Vernon.

RCMP say a red Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the centre line on Highway 6 east of Aberdeen Road yesterday, Feb. 15, around 11 p.m., and hit an oncoming dump truck.

The pickup left the road and landed on it’s roof, according to an RCMP media release. The driver of the pickup truck, and the passenger and driver in the dump truck were uninjured.

Police suspected the driver of the pickup, a 50-year-old man, was intoxicated.

“During the officers’ interaction with the driver of the pickup at the collision scene, they detected signs of possible alcohol intoxication,” Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in the release. “As a result a demand was made of the driver to provided samples of his breath roadside.”

He was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and his pickup truck was impounded. The dump truck had to be towed due to damage it received in the crash.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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