Impaired charges pending

Vernon man possibly facing drunk-driving charges following collision on Trans-Canada Highway

  • Sep. 26, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Tim Petruk

Kamloops This Week

A Vernon man will likely face drunk-driving charges after a spectacular collision on the Trans-Canada Highway, east of Kamloops, Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the west-bound lanes of the highway near Hook Road at about 2 p.m. for a reported rollover.

Investigators determined the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck, a 57-year-old Vernon man, struck the rear corner of a Hyundai Tucson SUV in the next lane.

The truck driver overcorrected and hit the ditch, rolling several times. Neither driver was injured.

Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said officers noticed “symptoms of impairment” on the pickup driver and gave him a roadside breath test, which he failed.

Learned said the man was taken into custody and refused to provide a breath sample in custody.

He was handed an automatic driving prohibition and released on a promise to appear in court next month.