Kamloops cops issue 452 speeding tickets in one week

FILE PHOTO - Cpl. Brian O'Callaghan speaks with the media about what the Mobile Road Safety Unit, or Alexa's Bus, can do to help get impaired drivers off the road on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
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KAMLOOPS – Traffic officers in Kamloops were on their toes during a week-long traffic blitz that netted drugs, traffic violations, roadside prohibitions and excessive speeding impounds.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a release that officers performed road safety checks from Monday, April 17 to Thursday, April 20. On Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 RCMP used the Alexa Bus and focused on finding impaired drivers.

Police issued 452 speeding violations, 24 speeding warnings and four excessive speeding tickets with the vehicle being impounded.

Officers wrote 48 traffic violations, 42 traffic warnings and three tickets for driving without insurance.

Five drug seizures were reported and three prohibition notices served. Eight 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions were issued and two three-day immediate roadside prohibitions were issued.

Drivers can expect more road and safety blitzes in the spring and summer, Shelkie says.

- This story was updated at 4:28 p.m. on April 24, 2017 to correct the dates of April 21 and 22. 

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