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Vernon man given 28th ticket for not wearing a seatbelt

Const. Mark Taylor writes a ticket night during one of the RCMP's drinking and driving campaigns. FILE PHOTO
March 26, 2014 - 9:59 AM

VERNON - Police conducting vehicle checks Saturday issued a Vernon man his 28th ticket for not wearing his seatbelt.

Though it's the law to wear a seatbelt, police say the man receiving the ticket told them he believes it's better not to be restrained in a car crash.

The man was given a ticket for $167. RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the Motor Vehicle Branch has been notified and there is a possibility ICBC will issue a driving prohibition in the future.

Police also handed out two 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions and one 12-hour driving suspension to a novice driver for having alcohol in their system. Police seized marijuana from one driver.

There were 15 alcohol screening tests and police checked 246 cars during a four hour period.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca, call 250-309-5230.

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