'Beemer' blasts through school zone
Jun 7, 2012 / 4:18 pm
RCMP prepare to impound a BMW Thursday morning.
A driver who sped through a school zone has had his car impounded by the RCMP and will likely be facing charges.
Cst. Kris Clark says the incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. Thursday, when the driver sped past Rose Valley Elementary School on Westlake Road in West Kelowna at a high rate of speed.
Classes were underway at the time.
In an email to Castanet, a witness to the event says they saw a black BMW weaving all over the road and travelling at what they guessed was a high rate of speed, Clark says they believe it was around 100 km/h.
Police responded quickly to the complaint and managed to track the vehicle down bridge hill. Unconfirmed reports say the driver was able to elude police, but he eventually gave himself up. The driver was taken into custody near the marina on Campbell Road.
He was later released on a Promise to Appear.
The owner of the vehicle tells Castanet that she was not in the vehicle when the incident took place. She says the BMW has since been returned.
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