• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage


Drunk driver tries to escape in cab

Salmon Arm RCMP came across a crashed vehicle early Sunday morning in a ditch near the Salmon River Bridge.

The officer saw a taxi cab departing the scene as he arrived at 3:15 a.m. and traced a single set of footprints from the collision site to the spot where the taxi had departed.

They later discovered the 28-year-old male passenger from the taxi was the registered owner of the crashed vehicle and was extremely intoxicated.

He was taken to hospital, but refused medical service.

He later provided breath samples that were twice the legal limit.


Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.

More Vernon News

Recent Trending



Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Thor Vernon SPCA >


Member of the RTNDA