Power knocked out by impaired driver


2023-03-06 11:41 HNP

Dossier nº 2023-3481

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photo of pick up truck at night

On Sunday, March 5th, shortly after 3 a.m., frontline officers responded to the 8200-block of Okanagan Landing Road where a pickup truck had collided with a hydro pole and a fire hydrant, temporarily knocking out power to the area.

The driver was at the scene with the badly damaged vehicle when the responding officers arrived. During their interaction with the man, the investigating officer formed the suspicion his ability to operate the vehicle was impacted by alcohol. The 22-year old Vernon man provided two samples of his breath that both registered Fail readings on a roadside screening device.

As a result, he was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle impounded for 30 days. He was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. City of Vernon and BC Hydro crews were called to render the scene safe and address the damaged infrastructure.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chris Terleski

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Vernon-Okanagan-Nord
3402, 30e Rue, Vernon (C.-B.) V1T 5E5
Bureau : 250-260-7161
Télécopieur : 250-260-7191

Courriel : VernonMedia@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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