Big rig, booze lead to Westsyde arrest
An Alberta trucker will likely have to answer to drunk-driving charges after a collision in a Westsyde parking lot last week.
Mounties were called to the parking lot of the Westsyde Shopping Centre at about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, after witnesses reported seeing a semi-truck collide with a parked car and then take off.
Officers responding to the scene came across a semi-truck blocking traffic in the 2700-block of Westsyde Road, apparently having struck an oncoming Honda car.
The 40-year-old semi driver was arrested and taken to the Kamloops RCMP’s Battle Street detachment, where he blew two breath samples.
Police say both samples showed he had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Both the Honda and the semi had to be towed from the scene of the crash, while the driver of the Honda was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with minor injuries.
The semi driver was released on a promise to appear in Kamloops provincial court next month.