Wild ride leaves local man without wheels

(He) fled the area on three only wheels and was seen dragging a large portion of a gate under the vehicle ...

  • Feb. 6, 2017 5:00 p.m.

A West Kelowna man was arrested this week after an alleged off-road adventure with potentially dire consequences.

West Kelowna RCMP responded Feb. 3 at 10:55 p.m., to a report of a hit and run collision with significant damage to properties located in the 3300 block of Old Okanagan Highway.

Police say that the pickup truck, which had been south bound on Old Okanagan Highway at the time, left the roadway and subsequently struck fences and trees on multiple properties.

“The driver of the suspect truck failed to stop at the scene of the collision, fled the area on three only wheels and was seen dragging a large portion of a gate under the vehicle,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“RCMP caught up with the badly damaged suspect vehicle stopped in the Shannon Lake area. The driver of the vehicle, exhibited notable signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment and was arrested without incident. The driver, provided breath samples which resulted in fail readings.”

The 31-year-old West Kelowna driver, was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) and ticketed under the Motor Vehicle Act, for failing to remain at the scene of a collision. His vehicle was towed from the roadway to be impounded for a period of 30 days.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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