RCMP officers pulled over a vehicle doing 150 kilometres an hour on Highway 97A in Spallumcheen.

Speeder gets ticket

At about 11:25 a.m. Sunday in Spallumcheen, an officer stopped a Kia car

A motorist caught the attention of RCMP officers Sunday.

At about 11:25 a.m. in Spallumcheen, an officer stopped a Kia car that was southbound on Highway 97A by Otter Lake Cross Road.

“It was doing 150 kilometres in the posted 100-kilometre zone,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The woman in her 50s was given an excessive speeding ticket and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

“The officer learned that this is the driver’s third excessive speeding ticket in five years,” said Molendyk.

“With the changes to the excessive speed laws, it is the first time her vehicle was impounded. The first two times were when just fines were issued. She might be receiving a letter from ICBC about her driving practices.”

Impaired but no license

A motorist came under police scrutiny.

On Saturday at about 10:05 p.m., officers were called to an accident in the 4600 block of Old Kamloops Road.

“The driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was in the southbound ditch when the police arrived,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“Their investigation learned that the 50-year-old woman was an unlicensed driver and she was under the influence of drugs.”


The driver was served a prohibition notice under the Motor Vehicle Act and a 24-hour suspension for impairment.



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