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Suspected drunk driver crashes into Kelowna home

The vehicle seen in this submitted photo was allegedly driven by a drunk driver and crashed into a home on Mugford Road in Kelowna at around 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Susan Peacock
May 12, 2021 - 8:38 AM

A 30-year-old woman will potentially face charges after allegedly driving into a home and then running away.

Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle colliding into a residence in the 300-block of Mugford Road in Kelowna on May 11, just after 8 p.m., according to the RCMP in a media release.

Police officers determined a blue Kia SUV had struck the house, causing damage to the building but no known injuries. Witnesses told police the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle had fled the scene on foot.

An officer located a woman believed to be the driver a short distance away. While dealing with her, the officer noted signs of alcohol impairment.

The breath demand was read to the woman, who was taken to the Kelowna RCMP detachment for breath testing. The driver provided samples of her breath, which were in excess of the legal limit.

The Kelowna woman was released from custody for a future court date. The full findings of the investigation will be forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and charge approval, according to the RCMP.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, the Kelowna RCMP ask that you call 250-762-3300.

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