Vernon police issue roadside prohibitions

RCMP officers stopped a vehicle for speeding Saturday shortly before 9 p.m. on Highway 97A near Otter Lake Cross Road

It was not a good night for two occupants of a northbound vehicle in Spallumcheen.

RCMP officers from North Okanagan Traffic Services stopped a vehicle for speeding Saturday shortly before 9 p.m. on Highway 97A near Otter Lake Cross Road. Police state the vehicle was travelling nearly 30 km/hour over the posted speed limit.

“The roads were wet, with light rain falling, and dark at the time,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Gerry Kovacs.

The 64-year-old male driver from Alberta was checked for sobriety, utilizing a roadside screening device, and recorded a fail. He was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Police said there was a passenger in the vehicle even more intoxicated than the driver, and they had the duty of serving the passenger a 10-month driving prohibition as directed by the motor vehicle branch.

“A lot of time what happens in these cases is the motor vehicle branch has been unable to serve these people with their prohibitions,” said Kovacs. “We’ll come across people, check them and there’s a notation on the file to please serve them with a prohibition notice on behalf of the motor vehicle branch. That’s what happened in this case.”

Kovacs said police from across the North Okanagan will continue to target roadways that are known to be dangerous.


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