Alleged drunk driver from Kamloops suspected of causing extensive damage to Vernon park

By Greg Fry
December 6, 2017 - 3:37pm Updated: December 6, 2017 - 5:08pm

KAMLOOPS — A 32 year old Kamloops man is facing impaired driving charges after being pulled over in Vernon this week.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett says it all started just before noon on Tuesday after police received multiple complaints of an erratic, possibly impaired driver in the Coldstream area.

"It was reported the vehicle appeared to have front end damage and that the driver appeared to be disoriented, stopping multiple times to ask for directions," she told CFJC Today, adding an officer then attended the area, initiating a traffic stop with a dark grey Dodge Charger with extensive front end damage.

Brett says the driver then failed a roadside sobriety test and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

Later that afternoon, Brett says police learned of extensive damage to an area park caused by a car driving onto the field and then leaving through a fence.

"Creekside Park received significant damages to the fields," says Brett. "We believe the incidents may be connected at this time and are looking to speak to any witnesses."

She urges anyone with information to call police at 250-545-7171.

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