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People still drink and drive in West Kelowna

A 57 year old West Kelowna man faces multiple potential charges after failing to stop for police and driving while impaired last night.

The West Kelowna RCMP received a report of an erratic driver on Shannon Lake Road shortly after 11 p.m. on Jan. 10.

"Reports indicated that a brown Pontiac van was all over the road and causing other drivers to take evasive action. Police located the Pontiac headed southbound on Highway 97 and an attempt to stop it was made," said Const. Kris Clark.

"The driver ignored the police, along with several traffic signs, and was followed by police to his residence."

The West Kelowna man was arrested and found to have obvious signs of alcohol impairment. He was investigated for Impaired driving and taken directly to the Kelowna RCMP detachment where he provided breath samples that were nearly three times the legal limit.

The West Kelowna RCMP is recommending numerous charges including Dangerous Driving, Flight from Police and Impaired Driving.

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