Designated driver facing charges
Damage to a house and garage door on Bossert Avenue is estimated at $10,000 — all the result of a designated driver.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said officers were called to a home in the 2200- block of the Brocklehurst street at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, after neighbours heard a crash and saw a Jeep Cherokee leaving the area.
It had crashed into a garage door, hitting the house and damaging bushes.
Learned said police took the information from the homeowner and left, only to be called back after an 18-year-old had gone to the house and told the homeowner he had caused the damage.
The young man said he was acting as a designated driver for two passengers in a car he had not driven before.
Unfamiliar with it, his foot got stuck on the gas pedal and, after hitting the garage, he panicked and fled for home.
The teen told his parents what had happened and was sent back to confess.
Learned said the teen will face charges of failing to remain at the scene and driving against licence restrictions.