Crash sends alleged impaired driver to hospital


2017-11-15 10:58 PST

File # 2017-68543

An alleged impaired driver faces driving prohibitions following a single vehicle rollover collision early Tuesday evening in Kelowna’s Glenmore area.

On Tuesday November 14, 2017 just moments before 6 pm, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle roll over collision on Valley Road North at Sexsmith Road in Kelowna. RCMP arrived on scene to find, who they believe to be the driver of the heavily damaged green Toyota pickup truck, being medically assessed by emergency paramedics.

Witnesses to the crash told police that the pickup truck was observed swerving, moments before it appeared to hit rocks then rollover. Witnesses stopped to assist the driver and remained on scene until police arrived.

RCMP investigators entered into an impaired driving investigation as a result of observations made of the driver at the crash scene, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. As a result, a demand was made and the male driver provided samples of his breath roadside, which resulted in a fail.

The driver, a 31-year-old Kelowna man, was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance. He was medically cleared and later released from hospital care.

RCMP have since issued the Kelowna man with a driving prohibition. He now faces the fines and fees associated to the prohibition as a result of allegedly operating his motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol.

RCMP are interested in hearing from any additional witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, those witnesses are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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