Five minutes earlier, her two small children had been playing in the vacant family fruit stand.
At 4:45 p.m. May 15, the fruit stand owner called RCMP to say a white Chevy pickup truck crashed into the fruit stand in the 4900 block of Grandview Flats Road in Spallumcheen.
“Police attended and the truck was still there,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
“Our officers determined the driver was impaired by alcohol.
The officers obtained breath samples which showed the suspect blew more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.”
Police say the suspect has a history of impaired driving.
A 44-year-old Armstrong man was taken into custody. He was then released on a promise to appear in court July 12.