Alcohol cited in trio of weekend crashes
The holiday season often brings cheer, but it also tends be keep police busy on the roads.
This past weekend, Kamloops Mounties dealt with a trio of alcohol-related crashes in the city.
Emergency crews were called to a collision at Richmond Avenue and Eight Street in North Kamloops after two Ford trucks collided on Sunday, Dec. 4, injuring one of the drivers.
Police said the two trucks crashed after the driver of a Ford F-150 hit the gas coming out of the North Kamloops Canadian Tire parking lot, T-boning a passing Ford Ranger.
Crews on scene noted a heavy smell of liquor coming from inside the F-150.
After the driver was treated at the scene, police brought the man back to the RCMP detachment, where he blew over the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08 milligrams.
The Kamloops man, who is in his 40s, will be making a court appearance in a few weeks on charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit.
On Friday, Dec. 2, crews were called to two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Vicars Road and Highway 1 in Valleyview.
While one driver was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with back injuri2es, a second driver, who police believe is responsible for the crash, was taken to the RCMP detachment after failing a roadside test.
She gave two breath samples, both of which registered double the legal limit, and will appear in court at a later date on charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit.
Less than two hours later, police were called to deal with another possible drunk driver.
This time, a man in a Mazda truck was seen hitting three curbs in the parking lot of a Valleyview business.
He then pulled over and urinated on the ground outside the business.
He was arrested for impaired driving.