Kimberley RCMP busy with traffic violations

Routine traffic stops can often lead to more, police say

  • Mar. 22, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

Kimberley RCMP

Over the past week, Kimberley RCMP has dealt with a number of violators under the Motor Vehicle Act.

On March 20, an officer checked a vehicle on Ross Street after noting an expired insurance decal.  The driver received a violation ticket for No Insurance and No Driver’s License.  He was also served a Notice of Driving Prohibition for a three month period as a result of previous offences.

On March 18, an officer stopped a vehicle for a minor defect on Rotary Drive in Kimberley. He checked on the driver and found he was prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act.  His vehicle was impounded and he will be attending court in June to face charges of Driving While Prohibited.

On March 15, an officer was conducting speed enforcement near Skookumchuck when he observed a vehicle traveling 123 km/hr in a 100 km zone.  Upon checking the driver he found she was Suspended from Driving. Her vehicle was impounded for seven days, she received a violation ticket for speeding and will be attending court in May for driving while suspended.

On March 12, at 4:20 am Kimberley RCMP was alerted to a number of vehicles on Wallinger Ave believed to be leaving a party.  Police checked a number of vehicles in the area and came across one driver who did not possess a valid driver’s license. The vehicle he was operating was not insured nor did it have proper license plates.  He was issued violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act for both offences as well as Open Liquor in a Motor Vehicle.  Police also learned he has several outstanding warrants. He was arrested, taken into custody was held for court.

On March 11, at 4:30 am Kimberley RCMP was called to a Hit and Run on Walligner Ave.  The suspect vehicle was located and later the driver.  An investigation was conducted and the driver was charged with Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and Drive without Due Care and Attention.

With traffic violations sometimes a simple check can result in large fines or vehicle impoundments depending on the driver’s history.