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Dashcam captures driver swerving in and out of lanes on Highway 97 - and police stop in Vernon

Dangerous driver on cam

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

Vernon RCMP say no signs of impairment were found in an elderly driver who was seen weaving across lanes on Highway 97 Wednesday morning.

The driver was captured on dashcam video dangerously weaving as his Ford truck entered Vernon.

Moments later, RCMP were seen pulling the vehicle over.

Vernon RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tania Finn confirms police were advised of a possible impaired driver about 9:30 a.m.

"One of our frontline officers was in a position to intercept the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 97 at 28th Avenue. The elderly driver did not show any signs of impairment by alcohol," said Finn.

The investigator is following up with the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles regarding the report.


ORIGINAL: 4 a.m.

A dangerous driver was caught on camera Wednesday, coming into Vernon on Highway 97.

The driver, in a white Ford F-150 pickup, was caught on dashcam driving north along Kalamalka Lake, past Kal Lake Lookout and into the city.

Cody New captured the video about 9:30 a.m.

New shared the footage on the Vernon Rant and Rave (uncensored) Facebook page.

New was heading into Vernon from Kelowna when he came up on the driver, who was swerving in and out of lanes.

“At one point, his mirror almost touched mine, but my cameras couldn't see that,” New told Castanet.

The driver appears to force New off onto the shoulder of the highway as they came into Vernon, causing New to veer out of the way to avoid being hit.

A few moments later, the driver was pulled over by an RCMP cruiser near Sir Winston's Pub.



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