Chase RCMP arrested a woman following head-on collision on Aug. 24. (File Photo)

Head-on collision in North Shuswap results in arrest for impaired driving

Breath samples taken by Chase RCMP almost four times over legal limit

A woman was arrested for impaired driving following a head-on collision in the North Shuswap.

Chase RCMP report the woman was released on a promise to appear in Kamloops Provincial Court after tests showed she had almost four times the legal blood alcohol limit.

Read More: Stolen truck involved in two North Shuswap collisions minutes apart

Read More: Repairs planned for Salmon Arm heritage building encouraging for senior users

Sgt. Barry Kennedy of the Chase RCMP said officers were called to the scene of a head-on collision in the 3600 block of Squilax-Anglemont Road at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24. Kennedy said when officers arrived, they determined a grey Pontiac Grand Prix had been travelling east when it collided head-on with a westbound motorhome.

Kennedy said the woman behind the wheel of the Grand Prix was being treated by ambulance paramedics when RCMP officers arrived. The three occupants of the motorhome were also treated by paramedics.

Read More: Man arrested after hidden camera found in Kelowna winery

Read More: Mitigating stress while being a search and rescue volunteer

Police believe the woman behind the wheel of the Grand Prix was impaired and arrested her for impaired driving. Two breath samples taken at the Chase RCMP detachment indicated the woman’s blood alcohol content was well above the legal limit. She is scheduled to appear at a Nov. 18 court date in Kamloops.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire pleads not guilty to breach of bail

Supreme Court trial will decide arson charges while Provincial Court will look at breach charge

Landslide stops repair crew from reaching internet service tower near Salmon Arm

MyBC Datacom users in Tappen, Sunnybrae, White Lake and parts of the Salmon Valley may be affected

Salmon Arm’s Elijah Lazar wins provincial wrestling title

Lazar overcomes Parmjot Sidhu from DW Poppy Secondary in the final on Feb. 17

Chase Heat in fine form as season winds down

The team’s first playoff opponents will be the 100 Mile House Wranglers.

Axe throwing, road hockey among Salmon Arm food drive festivities

Fill the Pantry event wraps up on Monday, Feb. 17 with day of activities. 600lbs of food collected.

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Town of Osoyoos voices support for proposed casino

Osoyoos council voted to submit a letter of support for a proposed casino on OIB land

Most Read