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Vernon RCMP remind drivers to slow down after speeding spike

RCMP Traffic Services
March 10, 2015 - 9:25 AM

VERNON - The Vernon RCMP is reminding the public to slow down after clocking one driver going upwards of 50 km/h over the posted limit — just one of numerous drivers ignoring posted speeds.

Traffic services noticed the excessive speeder Mar. 7 around 7:21 a.m. on Highway 6 near Ricardo Road in an 80 km/h zone, RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said in a release. The officer’s radar reading on the driver’s speed showed he was travelling 56 km over the limit.

“While our officer was dealing with the driver he noticed an odour of liquor on his breath. The driver was asked to provide two roadside breath samples, they resulted in a fail,” Molendyk said.

The 21-year-old Vernon man was charged with excessive speeding and officers issued him a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and notice of impoundment.

Molendyk added this is just one example of an increasing number of speeders in the North Okanagan.
“The North Okanagan Traffic Services are noticing the speeds are starting to increase again with the warm weather,” Molendyk said. “They want to remind everyone to slow down, and get to your destination safe without endangering others on the highway.”

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

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