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Excessive speeding in North Okanagan cost two drivers their cars for a week

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August 19, 2021 - 4:25 PM

An RCMP speed check in the North Okanagan last night caught a driver going more than twice the posted speed limit and another going almost as fast.

Both men were handed $483 speeding tickets and had their vehicles impounded for seven days for excessive speeding, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP said in a media release.

First up, at about 8:30 p.m., Aug. 18, was a 30-year-old Salmon Arm man clocked at 211 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, northbound on Highway 97.

He was pulled over near Eagle Rock Road.

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Later that evening, an 18-year-old West Kelowna man was pulled over near Greenhow Road on Highway 97 for speeding at 170 km/h.

“Speeding is a leading cause of deaths on B.C. roads and exceeding the speed limit puts yourself and others at risk,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski said in the release.

“Driving at this speed is incredibly dangerous and there is absolutely no tolerance for it.”

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