Man handed driving prohibition after drunkenly driving wrong way on Highway 1, police say

Wrong way for drunk driver

A Kamloops man had his vehicle impounded last weekend after drunkenly driving the wrong way on the Trans-Canada Highway in Aberdeen, police say.

Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of the highway near the Hillside Way exit on Sunday.

“According to the report, a vehicle was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the divided highway when it collided with a westbound vehicle carrying two occupants,” RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release.

“No one was seriously injured.”

Evelyn said a roadside breath test registered a fail, indicating the driver’s blood-alcohol level was likely over 0.08. A second test was allegedly refused.

The driver was not charged criminally, but was handed a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and had his vehicle impounded for a month.

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