One-year driving prohibition not enough to stop this guy

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KELOWNA - A Kelowna man plead guilty to driving while prohibited this morning then climbed into a truck outside the courthouse and tried to drive away, but police caught him.

The 56-year-old is now facing more potential charges for driving while prohibited.

The event happened about 9:30 a.m. outside the Kelowna Law Courts, where the man was sentenced to a one-year driving prohibition by a Provincial Court Judge.

While the man was inside the courthouse, a Mountie noticed his Ford pickup truck parked in the lot and notified the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit who watched as the man later climbed into the truck and drove off, only minutes after sentencing.

He was pulled over less than a block away on Water Street and Doyle Avenue. Police soon discovered the truck was uninsured.

The man's truck was impounded and he was fined $598 for no unsurance. He faces a potential charge of driving while prohibited and was released to appear in court May 29.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call (250) 718-0428.

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