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Oliver man fails breath tests

On August 8 police were called to the Osoyoos Marina for a report of an impaired driver.

Witnesses saw a man drive his boat to the dock and warned him not to drive, believing he was intoxicated after seeing him urinate on his truck tire and noting he smelled strongly of alcohol.

The man ignored the advice and a South Okanagan Traffic Services officer arrived to observe the 51-year-old Oliver man attempting to line up his truck and boat trailer at the launch.

The driver provided samples of his breath, which resulted in two failed readings. The man received a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and his truck was impounded for 30 days.


Watch your cash

On August 6 the Osoyoos RCMP responded to an attempted robbery outside Interior Savings Credit Union.

A 57-year-old man from Osoyoos had just received cash from the bank and placed it in his front shirt pocket before getting into his vehicle. A female approached the man and reached through his driver’s side window in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the cash. She fled in a  Burgundy pickup truck.

The suspect is described as skinny, approximately 40 years old with long curly brown hair. She was wearing a purple tank top and beige jeans at the time.