Distracted driving leads to weapons charges in Salmon Arm
September 26, 2017 - 3:45 PM
SALMON ARM - A man police say was driving while distracted is facing numerous charges after a traffic stop in Salmon Arm.
RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Scott West said in a press release a 35-year-old Salmon arm resident is facing eight charges after an officer conducting a search discovered a loaded .22 calibre rifle and an undisclosed amount of marijuana.
He was stopped on the Trans Canada Highway between 30 Street and Shuswap Street on Sept. 22 after police saw him using an electronic device while driving.
Police say the man was known to them and is under a ten-year ban on possessing firearms from previous convictions.
The man was held in custody over the weekend and is also facing a breach of probation charge, the release said.
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