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Fined for causing accident

A trucker has been fined for causing an accident almost two years ago near Salmon Arm.

And the whole thing was caught on a dash cam.

Staff Sgt. Scott West said on March 8 2017, a traffic incident took place on the Trans Canada Highway east of Salmon Arm where in a semi-truck traveling westbound was passing another semi-truck using the passing lane.

“The overtaking semi- truck was unable to complete the pass before the end of the passing lane and crossed over the centre line into the east bound lane of traffic. A vehicle which was traveling east bound was compelled to take evasive action in order to avoid a collision with the semi-truck,” said West.

“The driver of the eastbound vehicle had captured the incident on video and posted the event on Facebook, which garnered considerable attention, both in the media and the local community. After learning of the incident the Salmon Arm RCMP began an investigation. We are now in a position to confirm that the driver of the offending semi-truck was identified and has been charged with multiple motor vehicle act violations.”

The Salmon arm RCMP issued a provincial motor vehicle act ticket in this incident after the occurrence.

The violation ticket was disputed and the matter was heard in Salmon Arm Traffic Court on Jan.10. The driver in this case was convicted of "Fail to Complete Pass Safely" under the BC Motor vehicle Act and was fined $500.

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