Okanagan Falls RCMP allege prohibited driver was impaired in T-bone collision

Police say the driver of eastbound Ford Explorer, who was prohibited from driving and was impaired by drugs, T-boned a Ford truck at an intersection on Sunday afternoon. Global News / File

Police in Okanagan Falls say they’re investigating a weekend motor vehicle collision in which one person was hurt.

According to police, an eastbound Ford Explorer failed to stop at a stop sign on Sunday afternoon and T-boned a Ford pickup truck.

The collision happened at the intersection of Oliver Ranch Road and Weyerhauser Road, at approximately 3:30 p.m., with the passenger in the Ford Explorer suffering serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

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RCMP say the other occupants in both vehicles were not injured.

“The 42-year-old male driver of the Ford Explorer was identified as a prohibited driver, and was found to be impaired by drugs,” Okanagan Falls RCMP said in a press release.

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“Charges of prohibited driving, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, along with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, are all being submitted to the B.C. Prosecution Service.”

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