Man detained for impaired driving following collision

Revelstoke RCMP received calls about an erratic driver on the TransCanada Highway just prior to a collision between a car and a transport truck.

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Revelstoke RCMP detained a 49-year-old man for impaired driving causing bodily harm following a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke last Thursday.

In a statement sent to media, Revelstoke RCMP said just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, members were advised of a motor vehicle collision with injuries located east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway. RCMP said additional calls about a white car driving erratically in the same area were received just prior to the collision being reported.

RCMP said the incident involved a small white car and a transport truck, and police investigating the collision determined the west bound car crossed the centre line striking the oncoming east bound commercial vehicle. Police then entered into a criminal code driving investigation at the scene, which resulted in the detainment of the 49-year-old man. The driver of the truck was transported to hospital by emergency health services with undetermined injuries.

“[RCMP] members were in the process of responding to the erratic driver when this collision occurred. The attending officers were able to determine evidence of alcohol impairment and the investigation ensured,” said Sgt. Chris Dodds. “Drivers who choose to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol place the lives of innocent people at risk on our roadways.”

RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information or dash came video of the driving behaviour of the suspect to contact Revelstoke RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)/on-line at

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