Man chooses wrong place to re­lieve self

The Daily Courier - - KELOWNA - By Daily Courier Staff

A man is fac­ing po­ten­tial fines af­ter be­ing caught uri­nat­ing on the ex­te­rior of the Kelowna RMCP build­ing Satur­day night while in pos­ses­sion of il­licit drugs.

A guard at the Kelowna RCMP de­tach­ment cell­block called for sup­port af­ter de­tect­ing an unau­tho­rized ve­hi­cle within the se­cure park­ing lot at the back of the new po­lice build­ing on Richter Street at 11:30 p.m.

The guard saw the lone oc­cu­pant of the black Ford Es­cape uri­nat­ing on the side of the build­ing, said Cpl. Jesse O’Don­aghey.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to the back lot, where they lo­cated and iden­ti­fied the 21-year-old Kelowna man.

“Dur­ing their in­ter­ac­tion with that man, who seemed con­fused and obliv­i­ous with the fact he just uri­nated on a po­lice build­ing, of­fi­cers de­tected signs and symp­toms from the man that he ap­peared to be un­der the in­flu­ence of an in­tox­i­cat­ing sub­stance,” said O’Don­aghey.

Of­fi­cers later seized what ap­peared to be il­licit drugs and drug para­pher­na­lia from the man’s ve­hi­cle.

He was is­sued a 24-hour driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion.

“The RCMP would like to re­mind the pub­lic that uri­nat­ing in a pub­lic place and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia are each con­sid­ered an of­fence,” said O’Don­aghey, adding each of­fence may carry a $100 fine.

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