Suspected impaired driver crashes car into house in Kelowna

Witness at the scene chases down suspect, holds him until cops arrive.

A 23-year-old Kelowna man faces potential charges after crashing a vehicle into a home late Sunday night, according to police.

On Aug. 21 at 11:07 pm, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report that a grey Mazda car had run into a residence in the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Pandosy Street.

Witnesses at the scene told police the driver fled on foot after the crash. The man was chased and apprehended by a witness who saw  the crash occur.

When police arrived,they say the suspect appeared to be intoxicated.

He refused to provide a breath sample and due to his alleged high level of intoxication, was taken into custody and spend the night in a cell, said the RCMP in a news release Monday.

No injuries were sustained and investigators believe no structural damage was done to the residence as a result of the crash.

The alleged impaired driver faces potential charges, including impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, failure to remain at the scene of a crash and obstruction of a police officer.

He was later released from police custody Monday and is expected to appear in court on Nov. 3.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened and who has not yet spoken with them to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

Anonymous tips can also be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.



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