News

Vineyard crash blamed on booze

Mounties believe alcohol impairment could be what caused the driver of a grape coloured Volkswagen to lose control of his car, veer off the road and flip into a Kelowna vineyard.

Police were called to a rollover in the 4800 block of Lakeshore Road, Saturday at around 2:15 a.m., said Const. Steve Holmes.

At the location, they found a 20 year old Kelowna man, being treated by the paramedics for minor injuries.

Police said he showed signs of alcohol impairment, so they asked him to blow into the breathalyzer. He complied, and Holmes alleges he blew twice the legal limit.

The man now faces charges of Driving While Impaired and Driving Over .08.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
Kokanee movie takes over Fernie
 
Fernie’s Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
 
Tim Hortons donates to Friends for Friends charity
District of Sparwood Councillor Candidate: Simon Senycz runs for first term
 
Residents upset with pathway project
 
Airport security heightened after Ottawa attack

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.