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Allegedly drunk driver went for a bumpy ride

A 49-year-old Kelowna woman is facing possible impaired charges after a two-vehicle crash on Springfield Road Friday night.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of a hit and run on Springfield Road at Spall Road,  Jan. 31  at 10:25 p.m.

"The caller had apparently been rear-ended by a brown Chevy Cavalier and she believed the driver to be impaired," said Const. Kris Clark.

"Police located the vehicle on the 1800 block of Parkinson Way and identified the driver to be a 49-year-old Kelowna woman. Investigators noticed symptoms of impairment and transported the woman to the detachment for further investigation but the woman refused to provide breath samples."

The 49-year-old Kelowna woman faces potential charges of Impaired Driving and Fail or Refuse to Provide a Breath Sample. She was released on a Promise to Appear for Court on April 28.

Clark  noted that the penalty for refusing to provide a breath sample, upon conviction, is the same as an impaired penalty.

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