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West Kelowna motorcycle crash leads to two impaired driving investigations

July 23, 2019 - 3:44 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A motorcyclist was taken to hospital on Saturday night with serious but non-life threatening injuries after he crashed his bike along Highway 97 near Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna. 

A second motorcyclist, a Kelowna man in his 50s, stopped to assist at around 9:40 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and failed a roadside breathalyser test after officers smelled liquor on him, according to an RCMP media release. His licence was suspended for 90 days.

Police say a motorist flagged down police after seeing a group of motorcyclists driving erratically and saw the crash.

The injured rider was also a Kelowna man but in his 20s. Police smelled alcohol on him as well.

“The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries as a result of being ejected from his motorbike and was found by emergency crews in a decreased level of consciousness,” Kelowna RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release. “Our officers performed emergency first aid on the injured rider as they awaited the arrival of emergency medical crews.”

Witnesses are asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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