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Seven cars impounded during RCMP speed enforcement operation

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November 13, 2014 - 12:50 PM

VERNON - Vernon RCMP had their laser guns out again and found six drivers along Highway 97 near Crystal Waters moving between 46 - 56 km/h over the posted speed limit.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says one of the drivers was a novice. The vehicles were impounded, according to a media release.

As well, Mounties seized drugs from one driver while another caught in excess of 39 km/h over the limit was driving while prohibited. The second driver's car was impounded for seven days. 

In total, 23 other tickets were handed out for speeding, and one of the recipients was the driver of a commercial vehicle. There was one ticket issued for driving without a seatbelt. 

With snow on the way, North Okanagan Traffic Services is reminding drivers to slow down and be wary of road conditions which can change at any time.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.


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