Impaired driver caught doing double the speed limit in Kelowna last night

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KELOWNA – A driver lost his vehicle and licence today after he was caught driving 100 kilometres per hour in a construction zone while intoxicated.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., July 11, RCMP stopped a driver doing more than twice the speed limit along Highway 97 between Highway 33 and Findlay Road.

“The driver displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication during their interaction with the officer roadside,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release. “As a result a demand was made and the driver provided samples of their breath roadside which resulted in a fail."

O'Donaghey says the driver was issued an immediate roadside prohibition, a violation ticket for excessive speed and their vehicle was impounded.

Police will be stepping up traffic enforcement in construction zones and drivers caught speeding will face potential fines from $196 to $253, he says. Excessive speeding fines start at $368.

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