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Vernon woman faces drunk driving charge after crashing into house

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October 26, 2020 - 12:08 PM

A Vernon driver is facing an impaired driving charge after allegedly getting behind the wheel while intoxicated and driving into a house on Sunday.

Vernon RCMP and emergency personnel attended a residence in the 3400 block of 17 Street in Vernon around 4:10 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 25, where they found the vehicle had crashed into a house.

Police located the driver on scene and spoke with witnesses, according to an RCMP media release.

"Based on their observations, officers on scene launched an impaired driving investigation,” Vernon RCMP media relations officer Chris Terleski said in the release. “The driver failed a roadside screening device test and was transported to the Vernon RCMP detachment where she provided additional samples of her breath to police."

A 26-year-old Vernon woman was arrested and faces a charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Her blood alcohol exceeded 80 milligrams.

RCMP said she was later released from custody pending a future court appearance.

— This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020 to correct information supplied by the RCMP regarding the suspect's charges.

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