Spallumcheen road blocks lead to suspensions

An impromptu road block resulted in some roadside prohibitions for local drivers.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers set up the impromptu check Monday night in Spallumcheen in the area near Highway 97 and Swan Lake.

“The officers were looking for impaired drivers and the road worthiness of vehicles being driven in the area,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

One three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) and three 90-day IRPs were issued in less than two hours.

“The drivers ranged in age from 34 to 60 years,” said Molendyk. “They also issued a notice to one driver for unsafe tires.”

The Vernon North-Okanagan RCMP want to remind all drivers that road checks like these can happen at any time of the day or night.

“You can expect to see more road checks like this as we head into the Christmas season,” said Molendyk. “The police are aware Christmas parties are starting very soon. We want everyone to remember to plan ahead before you go out for the evening, and have a safe way home.”


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