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Drunk driver leaves vehicles with RCMP

A man fled from the RCMP leaving his vehicle and ID behind.

A male fled briefly after giving his ID to Penticton police and leaving his truck behind.

On Nov. 12 RCMP attempted to stop a grey pick-up truck after witnessing the vehicle spinning its tires and stunting.

After attempting to initiate a traffic stop, police followed the vehicle to the 900 block of Dynes Avenue where an impaired driving investigation was initiated.

After providing police with identification, the driver attempted to flee on foot. Several minutes later the man returned of his own volition. The male was arrested and held until sober when he was released. Police had his vehicle impounded and the man was served an immediate roadside prohibition.

Unoccupied vehicle crashes downtown

No driver could be located after a car crashed into a fence and a retaining wall on Backstreet Boulevard on Nov. 12.

Police arrived to find a Hyundai Sonata registered in Quebec, but brandishing stolen B.C. license plates. Airbags were deployed and police said the vehicle appeared to have one occupant. The vehicle suffered significant front-end damage.

RCMP said the vehicle had an odour of liquor and blood was located in the vehicle along with drug paraphernalia, however they were unable to locate the driver. Police said the vehicle went off the road onto the sidewalk and hit a retaining wall before spinning off to the other side of the road and colliding with a fence.