Stolen plates land suspects in court

Two men in their 50s had dates in Vernon court following separate incidents involving different licence plates on vehicles Tuesday.

Two men in their 50s had dates in Vernon Provincial Court Wednesday following separate incidents involving different licence plates on vehicles Tuesday.

At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vernon RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver behind the wheel of a dark coloured Pontiac Grand Am that was observed weaving in and out of traffic near 43rd Street and 25th Avenue.

“It turns out the plate was reported stolen earlier in the day in Vernon,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The vehicle was located in the city around 8:40 p.m. and, at the time, it was being driven by a 51-year-old man.

The suspect was issued a notice of driving prohibition, the vehicle was impounded, and he was also given tickets for no insurance, no driver’s licence and wrong number plates.

“To finish it off, he was arrested for an unendorsed warrant for driving while prohibited,” said Molendyk.

Then, around midnight, a concerned citizen called in a suspicious red 1999 Plymouth Voyager that had been parked in the 2500 block of 43rd Street for the past four days.

“One of our officers attended and located a 54- year-old man sitting in the front passenger’s seat of the vehicle,” said Molendyk. “The plate on the vehicle was reported lost out of Cranbrook.”

Computer checks indicated the suspect had two unendorsed warrants out of Revelstoke for impaired driving and mischief.

Both men were lodged in Vernon cells overnight for their court appearances Wednesday.


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