BC Highway Patrol conducts enforcement blitz on South Okanagan highways over the August long weekend.

Keremeos, BC Highway Patrol

2023-08-09 13:26 PDT

BC Highway Patrol – Keremeos conducted an enforcement blitz on highways throughout the South Okanagan during the August long weekend. Officers were targeting enforcement actions at aggressive drivers with the aim of improving safety on Okanagan highways.

In total, 15 vehicles were impounded and the majority were due to excessive speed (exceeding the posted speed limit by over 40 km/h, which is subject to a minimum $368 fine and 7-day impoundment of the vehicle).

12 of the 15 vehicles impounded were intercepted by police on Highway 3 between Manning Park and Princeton. One driver in Osoyoos was stopped for excessive speeding and was also found to be impaired by alcohol. This driver received a 90-day driving suspension and 30-day vehicle impoundment in addition to $696 in fines.

Side view of red pickup truck about to be loaded onto the flat deck of a tow truck on the highway shoulder.

Sgt. Ryan Mcleod, NCO in charge of BCHP – Keremeos said, We want people to travel to our beautiful area of the Province and we welcome our visitors. Unfortunately, some have found themselves visiting a little longer than planned. It is difficult to find a rental vehicle and extend a hotel stay. Camping plans may have to be cancelled. This is not the way anyone wants to spend their weekend. Please slow down. Enjoy the area safely and as planned.

BC Highway Patrol

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Cpl. Mike Moore
Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
Office: 604 526-9744

Email: bchp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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