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Vernon RCMP nab 7 drivers for excessive speed over Labour Day weekend

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September 07, 2021 - 2:30 PM

Some drivers in the North Okanagan felt the need for speed over the Labour Day long weekend and unfortunately for them, RCMP were waiting.

Officers with the Vernon North Okanagan detachment nabbed seven drivers for for excessive speeding, according to an RCMP media release.

The drivers were caught over four days from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6 and their vehicles impounded.

RCMP say the drivers were caught in the following locations:

  • Highway 97 / Salmon River Road, 170km/h in 90km/h zone;
  • Highway 97 / Greenhow Road, 151km/h in a 100km/h zone (vehicle did not have insurance);
  • Highway 97 / Greenhow Road, 153 km/h in a 100 km/h zone;
  • Highway 97 / Kneller Road, 133 km/hr in a 90 km/h zone;
  • Highway 6 near Lavington, 161 km/h in a 80 km/h zone;
  • Highway 97 / Clerke Road, 143 km/h in a 90 km/h zone;
  • Highway 97 / Vista Road, 140 km/h in an 90 km/h zone.

Along with losing their vehicles for seven days, the drivers were fined between $368 and $438, RCMP said.

“Aggressive driving endangers everyone on the road,” Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski, said in the release. 

“Our officers will continue enforcement activities to combat aggressive driving by targeting and removing these drivers from the road, but we want drivers to make the right choice to drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road for everyone’s safety.”

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