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Suspected drunk driver involved in weekend Kelowna crash that injured three

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September 21, 2021 - 11:37 AM

No charges have been laid yet in connection to a serious two-vehicle crash in Kelowna this past weekend in which drunk driving is suspected.

Officers were called to a crash between a car and a pickup truck in the intersection of Springfield Road and Benvoulin Road in Kelowna just before midnight, Saturday, Sept. 18, according to an RCMP media release.

RCMP say a grey Dodge pickup truck was southbound on Benvoulin when it allegedly ran a red light and hit a grey Hyundai car driving eastbound on Springfield.

A passenger in the car, a 28-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The driver and a second passenger, both 27 years old, were hurt but police say their injuries were non-life-threatening.

The 31-year-old driver of the pickup remained on the scene, RCMP said.

“While dealing with the driver, the officer noted signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release. “The breath demand was provided to the man, who was taken to the Kelowna RCMP Detachment for breath testing.”

The driver was released from custody with a future court date, RCMP said, and the findings of the police investigation will be sent to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and charge approval.

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

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