Routine stop in Kamloops turns into yelling match on Halston Avenue

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KAMLOOPS - What should have been a straightforward impaired driving check became tense yesterday as people in two cars yelled at each other about who had guns in their cars, police say.

Around 6:30 p.m. yesterday, March 28 an RCMP officer pulled over a vehicle on Halston Avenue under suspicion of impaired driving, according to a police press release. While the officer spoke with the driver and passengers, a second vehicle stopped in the middle of traffic and the male driver started yelling that the people in the first vehicle had guns with them.

People in the first vehicle then yelled that the driver of the second vehicle had a gun with him.

As the two parties yelled at each other, a third vehicle accidentally hit the second vehicle, which was still stopped in the middle of the road. There were no injuries from the collision.

At this point the police officer detained everyone.

Four other officers arrived to help deal with the situation. The first two vehicles were searched for guns, but none were found, and both parties were questioned.

Everyone was released, but the driver of the first vehicle did get a 24 hour driving suspension for impaired driving.


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