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Alcohol fueled crash

UPDATE 2 P.M. AUG 28:

A crash on Highway 97 near the entrance to Lake Country Wednesday afternoon was alcohol and speed induced.

RCMP confirm the driver of a Subaru Legacy provided blood samples following the crash that were four times the legal limit.

The 45-year-old Prince George man was handed an Indefinite Driving Prohibition and faces impaired driving charges.

According to witnesses the man drove his vehicle into the back of an RV at a high rate of speed.

 


Highway 97 on the southern reaches of Lake Country has claimed another vehicle.

The stretch of highway, just south of Beaver Lake Road in front of Voyager RV, has been the scene of three vehicle crashes in less than a month.

Zach, who worked at the RV centre, says people never seem to obey the 50km/hr speed signs.

On Wednesday, the driver of a red station wagon plowed into the back of an RV that was merging onto the highway after leaving the RV lot.

The force of the crash sent the RV several metres forward.

The bumper of the sedan remained under the RV while the car's battery was completely dislodged from under the hood.

The driver of the car was able to vacate the vehicle under his own power.

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