Dashcam evidence leads to charges

Video of dangerous driving given to police, driver charged

  • Jan. 26, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Bulletin Staff

Kimberley RCMP report that dashcam evidence turned over to them led to charges of Undue Care and Attention under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Cpl Chris Newel says that the complainant supplied the video after observing a vehicle pass four vehicles on Highway 95 near Wycliffe Park Road on January 21.

“The offender passed two vehicles and then two more at which time he was in the opposite lane while going through the intersection,” Newel said. “Two vehicles coming from the other direction were forced onto the shoulder as they approached the intersection.”

Police were able to track down the owner of the vehicle and then the driver who was issued a violation ticket. The charge carries a $368 fine and 6 demerit points, Newel says.

Police are paying particular attention to Highway 95A between Kimberley and Cranbrook, he says.

“Police have received a number of driving complaints along Highway 95A between Cranbrook and Kimberley, especially during peak periods. Targeted enforcement is being conducted and complaints are acted upon if there is sufficient evidence.”