May 26, 2014 - 12:10 PM
West Kelowna – More than half a dozen excessive speeders were stopped and their vehicles impounded during a speed trap in West Kelowna last Friday.
Const. Kris Clark says seven vehicles were stopped by members of the Kelowna Integrated Road Safety Unit who were looking for aggressive drivers along Hwy. 97c on May 23.
“The drivers of these vehicles were all found to be travelling at speeds between 165 km/h and 190 km/h in the area where the posted speed limit is 110 km/h,” he says. “All seven vehicles were impounded and the drivers were fined.”
Among them, a 28-year-old woman from Deep Creek, B.C. was stopped for speeding and found to be prohibited from driving, Clark says.
“She was also exhibiting symptoms of impairment and provided breath samples roadside that lead to a 3-day immediate roadside prohibition. Her vehicle was also impounded.”
Drivers caught exceeding the speed limit by more than 40 km/h are subject to fines of $368 to $483 as well as a 7-day impound. Police also have the option of sending offenders to court where a judge can issue fines up to $2000.
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