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Salmon Arm RCMP clock driver doing 60 km/h over speed limit

July 13, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Salmon Arm RCMP dealt with two reckless drivers last weekend, clocking one driving at 60 km/h over the speed limit and another, who had been prohibited from driving, was taken to hospital after his SUV crossed three lanes of traffic before hitting a rock face.

According to a Salmon Arm RCMP media release, police impounded a 27-year-old Burnaby man's vehicle after they recorded the vehicle doing 130 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. The driver reached the speed shortly after 2 a.m. July 12, on 21 Street North East. The driver was given a ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. 

Another 27-year-old driver had a lucky escape after the Jeep Cherokee he was driving crossed three lanes of traffic, hit a rock face and rolled multiple times before coming to a stop in the opposite lane.

The incident happened while the driver was travelling westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway at the 5500 block near Tappen Beach Road. Following the crash, emergency crews cut the driver from the vehicle and police say he sustained what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The 27-year-old Jeep driver of no fixed address had previously been prohibited from driving and the vehicle was not insured. The driver was charged with driving while prohibited and driving an uninsured vehicle. He is due in court at a later date.

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