Off-duty officers apprehend suspect on Highway 97

Two off-duty RCMP officers from Vancouver ended up putting in a little overtime in Vernon.

Two off-duty RCMP officers from Vancouver ended up putting in a little overtime in Vernon.

The pair were in an unmarked vehicle Dec. 8 at 8:30 p.m. when they pulled over a vehicle on Highway 97, near Bailey Road, because they were almost hit by what they thought might be an impaired driver.

“One of our general duty officers was dispatched to help the two off-duty officers, and it appeared the two occupants of the vehicle, a man and a woman, were becoming more uncooperative when our officer arrived,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The Kelowna male, 23, was arrested because he didn’t have a valid driver’s licence and he had been consuming liquor, a violation of previous conditions.

He is facing obstruction and breach of probation charges, along with driving with no insurance on the vehicle.