BC Highway Patrol – Cranbrook stop dangerous driver traveling more than double speed limit
RCMP said a 22-year-male from Edmonton was charged with excessive speeding after police clocked a vehicle going more than twice the posted speed limit on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park on Sunday, October 8th.
The vehicle was stopped as part of patrols by BC Highway Patrol from Cranbrook, who spent the Thanksgiving weekend patrolling throughout the East Kootenays as part of a Province-wide campaign to target speed relative to conditions and were thankful no serious incidents occurred on our local highways.
RCMP said officers impounded seven vehicles due to aggressive and dangerous driving.
RCMP said the Edmonton man was stopped as officers were patrolling Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park where a vehicle was determined to be operating at a dangerous speed of 197 kph – more than twice the posted speed limit of 90 kph.
The man from Edmonton was charged with excessive speeding, fined $483, and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Further aggressive driving was located in the region throughout the holiday weekend.
- In Kootenay National Park three other vehicles were impounded. Two as a result of excessive speed resulting in 7 day vehicle impoundments with the drivers receiving fines of $368. A third driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol resulting in the driver receiving a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition and a vehicle impoundment of 3 days.
- On Highway 3 near Creston three drivers were found traveling at excessive speeds all resulting in 7 day vehicle impoundments and fines for excessive speeding. In these instances one driver was found to be unlicensed while another was a new driver.
“We want to remind all drivers that, as the season changes, it is essential to adjust driving habits according to the conditions,” said Sergeant Ron Kneckt, the non-commissioned officer in charge of BC Highway Patrol – Cranbrook.