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Possible drunk driver plows across yards, stopped by power pole: Vernon RCMP

A RCMP cruiser parked in front of the Vernon Courthouse. Megan Turcato / Global News

A daylight crash in Vernon on Saturday may have been alcohol-related, according to North Okanagan RCMP.

Police said it happened in the 2000-block of 43rd Avenue at 6:40 p.m., April 10.

The vehicle had driven across several yards and was finally stopped by a utility pole and fence, leaving the driver trapped inside, RCMP said.

Based on observations, the driver was believed to be impaired by alcohol, they said.

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An ambulance transported the driver from the scene to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

There were no others injured in the crash.

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RCMP continue to investigate and have not announced charges.

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