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Vernon woman hanging outside moving pickup hits sign and seriously injured

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February 27, 2017 - 2:59 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – A woman who was partially hanging outside a moving pickup was seriously injured in Lake Country on Saturday when her intoxicated driver got too close to a street sign on the side of the road.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release a 22-year-old Kelowna woman “had lifted herself to a position where parts of her body hung outside side window.”

“The woman was ripped from the Dodge Ram after her body struck a passing street sign.”

The incident happened Saturday at about 11:15 a.m. in the 10000 block of Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country.

The woman was rushed by emergency paramedics to the hospital with what police considered to be serious, however non life-threatening injuries.

The woman behind the wheel failed a roadside impairment test and when taken back to the Kelowna detachment blew twice the legal limit.

The 24-year-old Vernon woman faces both driving prohibitions and fines under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act along with potential criminal charges. She is expected to appear in court on a later date.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288.


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