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Speeding cars impounded

It was a need for speed kind of weekend in the North Okanagan, as the RCMP impounded six vehicles on Highway 97 near Vernon.

Each of the cars pulled off the road were clocked at speeds ranging between 48-83 km over the posted speed limit.

Five of the vehicles were licensed to BC drivers, says Gord Molendyk of the Vernon RCMP, including:

  • 19-year-old man from the Vernon area
  • 65-year-old man from the Vernon area
  • 17-year-old woman from the Vernon area
  • 2 other male drivers from BC
  • 1 male from Alberta driving a 2015 BMW

Molendyk says the 19-year-old even turned in his radar detector to an officer, commenting that he didn’t want it anymore because it did not seem to help.

The RCMP are asking everyone to slow down. Even with speed limits set to increase south of Vernon this fall, 80 per cent of their excessive speed traffic stops would still result in impounds.

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