May 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Updated: May 29, 2019 1:23 pm

Pedestrian seriously injured in Vernon collision, driver appeared intoxicated say police

Vernon RCMP arrested a man on suspicion of drunk driving after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday night.

Global News

A 59-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle in a major downtown Vernon intersection on Tuesday evening.

Police said it happened after 9 p.m., Tuesday evening, where Vernon’s 30th Ave. crosses 32nd Street (Highway 97).

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RCMP said the man alleged to have been behind the wheel during the collision also “displayed signs and symptoms of intoxication” and was arrested on allegations of impaired driving.

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The pedestrian is expected to survive his injuries.

The driver is no longer in police custody, but is expected to appear in court at a later date.

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