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Castlegar man charged with impaired driving after Columbia Ave. crash

An MVI on Columbia Avenue Tuesday has led to the arrest of a local man for impaired driving, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“At 2:27 p.m., the Castlegar Detachment received a report of a two vehicle collision in the 3200 block area of Columbia Avenue.

“Police and emergency services attended the scene where it was determined that a northbound SUV made a left turn in front of an oncoming vehicle, striking it head on. Luckily there were no injuries to the occupants.

“The driver of the SUV, a 31-year-old Castlegar man, was arrested for impaired driving and subsequently released to appear in Castlegar Court on March 13, 2019.”

Any witnesses who have not spoken to the police are asked to contact the Castlegar Detachment at (250) 365-7721.