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Police step up efforts to curb speeding in Armstrong

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk
May 20, 2015 - 2:04 PM

ARMSTRONG - Several speeders were surprised to find police waiting for them on a backcountry road in Armstrong this week.

Residents in the Otter Lake Road area of Armstrong have expressed concerns about speeders to police and city council, and those worries prompted an enforcement blitz early Tuesday morning, RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said in a media release.

Shortly after police set up, a blue vehicle believed to be one of the cars of concern approached at an excessive speed, Molendyk said.

The ’N’ driver was pulled over and handed a $368 fine and four points off his license. His vehicle was also impounded for a week.

“That might not be the end of his troubles as ICBC might want to speak to him about his driving habits,” Molendyk said.

Police are reminding drivers they can run into police on any road, in any municipality, at any time.

“The Armstrong Detachment wants the public to know they will continue conduct enforcement of speed zones throughout the summer in the Armstrong area and not just on Otter Lake Road,” Molendyk said. “Speeding and other infractions could cost you money and points on your driver’s license. The message is watch your speed and (obey) traffic laws; we want everyone to have a safe summer.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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