News

Driver in Kelowna crash under investigation

The driver who ran from police after rolling his pickup truck is being investigated for refusing to take a breathalyzer test, RCMP say.

During the regular Monday morning press debriefing, Const. Kris Clark confirmed the 36-year-old male driver ran from the scene and is being investigated for impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

"He's (also) under investigation for impaired refusal, so he refused to provide breath samples," said Clark.

The accident occurred mid-afternoon on Dec. 2 in West Kelowna. An early 1990's Toyota pickup truck was reported to have been proceeding north along Byland Road near Home Hardware when it went off the left side of the road, flipped onto its roof and then slid along the paved driveway into fencing.

Witnesses to the crash followed the driver when he fled the scene and ran into a wooded area and creek behind businesses on Compass Court. He was arrested upon emerging.

 

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 ...

Fernie Beybladers let it rip!
 
Cemetery Committee discusses monument to honour Fernie’s lost souls
 
Annual World Sight Day Challenge
Frightening obstacle race coming to Twin Lakes Golf Resort
 
Old BC Hydro dams could be removed
 
Late French Immersion gets the nod in Rossland
Seeking a balance to Kelowna parking demand conflicts
 
VIDEO: Port partners looking to a bright future in Prince Rupert
 
Operation Popcorn thanks transplant staff

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.