Suspected drunk driver plows into Dairy Queen patio in Penticton

Charges are being considered against a driver who ran a stop light and plowed through the outdoor patio at the Penticton Dairy Queen.

PENTICTON - A motorist allegedly under the influence picked the wrong time and place to drive off the road in Penticton yesterday.

Penticton RCMP spokesperson Const. James Grandy said in a press release issued this morning, Oct. 29, an RCMP member was driving to an unrelated incident last night, Oct. 28, when he saw the driver of a Ford pickup truck run a red light at Duncan Avenue and Main Street before plowing into the patio area of Dairy Queen on Main Street.

The driver drove out of the patio area and proceeded to drive away but stopped after the officer activated his lights.

“A strong odour of liquor was detected and the driver was believed to be intoxicated. Charges of flight from police, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and dangerous driving are all being considered against the driver,” Grandy says in the release.

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