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North Okanagan RCMP impound truck for excessive speeding

October 12, 2018 - 12:33 PM

SPALLUMCHEEN - A driver travelling along Highway 97A near Otter Lake Crossroads had their vehicle impounded for seven days and received a hefty fine for speeding.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say in a news release issued today, Oct. 12, that a driver of a black Dodge truck was caught going more than 50 kilometres over the 100 kilometre speed limit.

The incident took place yesterday, Oct. 11 shortly before 9 a.m.

Police say the driver’s vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a $368 fine.

“This is a good reminder to all motorists that the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is committed to reducing speed-related incidents on our highways,” Const. Kelly Brett says in the release. “Speed and distracted driving are some of the leading causes of motor vehicle incidents and the RCMP are asking motorists to slow down and pay attention to the roads and posted signs.”

For more information on the Motor Vehicle Act go here.

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