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Vernon light stops suspect

After a dozen reports of one person driving erratically on Highway 97, Vernon RCMP were able to arrest a suspect because the man stopped for a red light in town.

Kelowna RCMP received a number of complaints a burgundy truck being driven erratically northbound on the highway.

A total of 12 files were created on this truck.

Vernon officers were contacted, as the truck was headed towards the city, and the suspect was arrested at the bottom of hospital hill.

“He stopped at a red light at 32nd Street and 25th Avenue, so our police vehicles boxed him in so he couldn’t take off,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The man, 47, from West Kelowna, was arrested for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Police issued the driver a 24-hour suspension for impairment by drug.

Police are asking for the public’s help in this case. Anybody who may have seen the truck in question while it was being driven to call the RCMP. As well, if pictures or cell phone video were taken of the truck by anyone, they are asked to contact police.

 

 

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