A Vernon man faces impaired driving charges after his pickup truck collided with an SUV and rolled on the East Trans-Canada Highway.
Police were dispatched when the westbound 2008 Ford F-150 clipped the rear corner of a 2013 Hyundai Tuscan on Sunday afternoon. The driver overcorrected and hit a roadside ditch, rolling his vehicle, Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said in a press release Monday.
The 57-year-old walked away from the accident unharmed. Learned said witnesses told police that the driver displayed signs of intoxication prior to RCMP arriving on scene.
Learned said the driver was checked out by paramedics and turned over to police. He was taken to the RCMP detachment, where he refused to blow into a breathalyzer.
“The man was fingerprinted, photographed and given a 24-hour driving suspension and an automatic driving prohibition,” said Learned.
He is scheduled to appear in a Kamloops court on Oct. 29.
The 38-year-old woman driving the Hyundai escaped the collision unharmed.