Central Okanagan  

Driver hits 191km/h on 97C

In efforts to curb holiday speeding and reduce crash numbers, police conducted pre-long weekend enforcement on the Coquihalla Connector last Friday.
On June 28, members of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services conducted enforcement in multiple locations on Highway 97C targeting aggressive driving and high speeds.

A total of 74 violation tickets were issued, including 3 for excessive speeding which resulted in the vehicles being impounded for seven days.

The highest observed speed was 191 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.
Several motorists were stopped more than once as they continued to speed through the multiple enforcement locations.
One man was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released roadside for Court at a later date.
Excessive speed carries a fine ranging from $368 to $483 and a mandatory vehicle impound of seven days.

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