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B.C. RCMP identify driver of infamous sedan with snowmobile the roof

The sedan was spotted in Kamloops just before Christmas.
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January 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The mystery surrounding the driver of the sedan with a snowmobile on the roof has been solved thanks to a Kelowna man who caught the license plate on his dash cam.

On Jan. 7, the RCMP Traffic Services tweeted about the vehicle and asked for anyone with information to help identify the driver.

“A citizen in Kelowna actually attended the detachment there with a picture he had taken from his dash cam back in December where he had stopped behind that vehicle while in traffic," RCMP traffic services media relations officer Cpl. Mike Halskov says.

"From there, it was pretty easy police work to figure out where he was from, and we got in touch with authorities from Alberta who are going to follow up further."

The driver of the vehicle lives in the Stony Plain area and it is believed he is driving a former cop car.

“We suspect it was a former RCMP patrol vehicle that someone had bought, so it’s a Ford Crown Vic, an older model, about ten years old,” Halskov says.

An iNFOnews.ca reader spotted the vehicle travelling along a highway in Vernon.
An iNFOnews.ca reader spotted the vehicle travelling along a highway in Vernon.
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Although Halskov isn’t sure of the vehicle’s travels while in B.C., our readers have spotted it in Vernon and Kamloops. He says if an officer pulled over the driver, they would work to determine if it is a legal and safe set-up.

“We could direct the person to an inspection facility and we could ask one of the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers to do an examination and do some research into how much weight the roof of this vehicle like the Ford Crown Victoria can actually bear… bearing in mind, if that roof rack and if the way it's mounted and the way that the snowmobile is on (are) otherwise in compliance, then there’s really no issue there.”

Halskov says it’s difficult to yet determine what kind of fines or penalties he may face, if any.

Authorities in Alberta will determine if the vehicle can bear the weight of the snowmobile and ensure it was safely secured.


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