Excessive speed leads to seizure

Lake Country woman allegedly clocked going 170 on motorcycle

  • May. 9, 2012 6:00 a.m.

RCMP officers were sent into action as a motorcycle was burning up Highway 97 in Lake Country Monday.

Shortly before 7 a.m., two officers were on a routine patrol when they came across a motorcycle traveling in excess of 170 kilometres an hour in the southbound lane between Kelowna International Airport and Duck Lake.

“Successive reading showed the red Yamaha motorcycle to slow down slightly giving the lead member enough time to radio to the trailing unit that an excessive speeder was headed his way,” said Cst. Kris Clark, RCMP spokesperson.

A traffic stop was initiated which resulted in a 28-year-old Lake Country woman receiving a $463 fine, a seven-day vehicle impoundment, tow and storage fees and a notice for an improperly equipped motor vehicle.

The speed limit on this section of Highway 97 is 90 kilometres an hour.