Excessive speeding leads to vehicle being impounded

Vehicle travelling beyond the posted speed limit with young children on board

  • May. 22, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Mother’s Day will be memorable for one family.

On May 13th shortly after 1 p.m., a member of the RCMP spotted a black Ford F350 travelling at well over the posted limit northbound on Highway 97, near Duck Lake, in Lake Country.

“The member watched as the truck, without slowing, passed another police officer engaged in a roadside vehicle stop,” said Cst. Kris Clark, with the RCMP.

“When the driver was stopped near Commonwealth Road, the officer noticed an odour of liquor and made a roadside breath demand. He refused to provide a sample.”

The man’s two children – one and two years old -were picked up by their mother. They were going to visit her for Mother’s Day.

A 27-year-old Sicamous man was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition from driving, a 30-day impound, and violation tickets for speeding, failing to slow down for an emergency vehicle and failing to produce his driver’s licence.

“So as not to leave the man stranded on the highway, the police officer transported him back to Kelowna to wait for his ride,” said Clark.

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