Rental cars battered in West Victoria crash
A Kamloops man will likely face impaired-driving charges after colliding with a number of vehicles outside a downtown car-rental shop on the weekend.
Police believe the 23-year-old driver’s car was weaving along West Victoria Street just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, when it left the road and struck a number of vehicles parked outside National Car & Truck Rental.
A Mountie responding to another call happened across the collision and checked on the driver, who he believed to be drunk.
The driver was arrested and subsequent tests showed he had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit of .08 blood-alcohol limit.
He was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date and will likely face criminal charges.
Under B.C.’s new impaired-driving legislation, drunk drivers are only charged criminally if they are repeat offenders or if they cause an accident — at the discretion of police.
Otherwise, they receive immediate roadside prohibitions.