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Suspect nabbed in West Kelowna RCMP bait car

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August 18, 2021 - 9:45 AM

A 22-year-old Kelowna man was not even supposed to be driving when he stole the wrong car in West Kelowna early this morning.

At about 4:15 a.m. today, Aug. 18, RCMP were notified by their dispatch centre that a bait car had been broken into and was on the move so, based on speed and direction, officers flooded areas where the vehicle was headed.

“Front line officers intercepted the eastbound vehicle on Highway 97 South near Westside Road where it had stopped,” Const. Solana Paré, media relations officer for the Kelowna Regional RCMP, said in a news release. “The driver and only occupant, a man known to police, was taken into custody.”

Not only was the man suspected of driving while prohibited from doing so, but was in violation of several other orders imposed on him by the courts.

He was kept in custody pending further charges.

To learn more about the RCMP bait car program, go here.

READ MORE: Getting busted didn’t slow down this accused Kelowna criminal


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