Stewart man takes truck for a dip in Okanagan Lake

A visitor to Kelowna will walk away from the area with a violation ticket, tow bill and expense of pulling his truck out of the lake.

A visitor to Kelowna will walk away from the area with a violation ticket, tow bill and expense of pulling his truck out of the lake.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report that a small car missed the corner on the 400 block of Poplar Point Drive and was in Okanagan lake, April 30 at 5:50 p.m.

“Apparently, two men got out of the car, seemingly uninjured, and left the scene in a taxi. Police attended and began removing the car from the water,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The silver Subaru Imprezza suffered an estimated $20,000 in damage. The owner, a 35 year old man from Stewart, BC, returned a short time later to explain that he had swerved to miss an obstruction on the roadway. Neither the owner, nor his passenger were injured.

The owner received a fine for Driving Without Consideration and was responsible for the removal of his car. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the crash.