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Vernon teen pulled over for drunk driving before he even has his license

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk
April 07, 2015 - 9:59 AM

VERNON - A drunk teenager was slapped with an Immediate Roadside Prohibition over the long weekend, and he doesn’t even have his driver’s license yet.

The 17-year-old was caught driving erratically in the Kalamalka Road area of Coldstream on Friday, April 3, around 10:30 p.m., RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says.

An officer patrolling in the area pulled him over and determined he, and his two teenage passengers, were drunk. Police issued the unlicensed driver a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

“Maybe he’s going to be applying in the next while for a license, now he can’t at least for 90 days, plus it will be on his record should he go for a license,” Molendyk says.

The Toyota Tercel he was driving (his mother’s work vehicle) will also be impounded for a month. Molendyk says the three teens were picked up by their parents.

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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