‘Havoc’ on North Shore streets
A drunken demolition derby in a North Shore neighbourhood landed a 68-year-old Kamloops man in jail on Wednesday night (June 29).
Police say the incident began just before 10 p.m., when investigators were called to a low-speed head-on collision in the area of Singh Street and Tranquille Road.
Apparently, a late-1990s Ford Thunderbird had drifted into the oncoming lane.
A witness told police he had seen the vehicle travelling in the wrong lane, running stop signs and driving without its lights on — in addition to being involved in another collision on Lethbridge Avenue.
Police were able to stop the vehicle on the front lawn of a home on 12th Street.
The driver was arrested and taken to the RCMP’s Battle Street detachment, where he allegedly provided two breath samples — both nearly twice the legal limit.
Mounties expect to receive additional reports of hit-and-run damage stemming from the incident.
The driver was released once sober.