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Multiple calls of erratic driving lead police to arrest of Vernon man

RCMP had received numerous calls from concerned citizens
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP found several explosive devices after conducting a traffic stop in Spallumcheen Monday night, Jan. 22, 2024. (Black Press file photo)

After several calls from concerned Vernon citizens, the RCMP arrested a man on Sunday, Jan. 28 for erratic driving.

Reports from the public centred around a small black car that had allegedly committed a hit and run and was being driven dangerously in the city.

Officers responded and using the information from the callers, located the suspect vehicle parked at a residence in the 4000-block of 32nd Ave. Through the course of the investigation, the driver was identified and arrested for dangerous operation of a vehicle.

“We want to thank everyone who took the time to report this to us,” said Const. Chris Terleski, media relations officer. “Dangerous, impaired, and other forms of aggressive driving puts everyone at risk and should be reported immediately to police. The information and assistance you provide helps us take drivers like this off the road.”

The 34-year-old Vernon man was later released from custody and is scheduled to make an initial court appearance at a later date.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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