Paramedics speak to a woman at the scene of a single vehicle incident

Police suspect alcohol involvement in crash

On June 23, at 4 p.m. the Salmon Arm RCMP and emergency crews responded to a collision in the area of 6th Street SE and 10th Ave. SE.

  • Jun. 25, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Salmon Arm RCMP are recommending a 49-year-old woman face impaired driving charges after the truck she was driving ended up in the ditch.

On June 23, at approximately 4 p.m. the Salmon Arm RCMP and emergency crews responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the area of 6th Street SE and 10th Ave. SE in Salmon Arm.

A westbound pickup truck on 10th Ave SE lost control and went over the bank on the south side of the road.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 49-year-old female resident of Salmon Arm, was determined to have minor injuries and was attended to at the scene by BC Ambulance paramedics.

Police began to investigate the possibility of alcohol involvement in the incident on the part of the driver.

As a result of this investigation, RCMP will recommend to Salmon Arm Provincial Crown that the driver face charges pertaining to impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Police believe alcohol involvement was a contributing factor leading to the crash.

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