Driver blows five times legal blood-alcohol limit
A delivery-truck driver will likely face impaired-driving charges after a minor accident at a busy Sahali intersection on Tuesday, Sept. 11 — after which, police say, the man blew five times the legal blood-alcohol limit.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said police were investigating a possible drunk driver at about 3:45 p.m. in the 800-block of Notre Dame Drive after a witness reported seeing a five-ton delivery truck rolling through a parking lot and an apparently drunk man getting behind the wheel.
While an officer was headed to that report, Learned said, he happened upon an accident at Notre Dame and Summit drives involving the same truck and an Acura Integra.
Learned said the 42-year-old truck driver was arrested, with tests later showing he had five times the legal blood-alcohol limit in his system.
The driver of the Acura, a 32-year-old woman, complained of stiff muscles following the collision.