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RCMP impound vehicles
Kimberley RCMP impounded three vehicles over the weekend as a result of speeding or alcohol. Around 10 a.m. on April 6, police were called to a minor collision on Rotary Drive. Once on scene the officer noted signs of alcohol consumption. A breath sample was obtained which resulted in a “Fail”. That driver is now prohibited from driving for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.
Later the same day around 7 p.m., a driver quickly turned off Gerry Sorensen Way as he approached a road block. Police located the vehicle in Trickle Creek Ridge. A breath sample was obtained, which was a “Fail”. He is prohibited from driving for 90 days and his vehicle is also impounded for 30 days. He also received a violation ticket for Open Liquor in a Motor Vehicle which is $230.
On, Sunday April 6 a police officer noted a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on highway 95A near Forest Crown. The motorcycle was clocked at 125 in an 80 zone. As a result the operator was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed ($368) and the motorcycle was impounded for 7 days.
In addition the operator did not have an approved helmet. This is another expensive fine and the motorcycle can be impounded under that section as well.