Two vehicles were impounded on March 27 when the drivers were unable to produce a valid driver’s license. Two Kimberley RCMP officers were conducting a road check on Jim Ogilive Way in Kimberley when the two vehicles were checked.
The first occurred when the driver appeared to be evading the check. Once stopped the driver admitted to not having a license. As a result of previous infractions, direction from Road Safety BC was to impound the vehicle. In addition, the driver received a violation ticket for No Driver’s License.
The second vehicle was checked a very short time later when driver stopped his vehicle prior to reaching the check. Police were not sure if he was also avoiding the check, but they noted he was on his cell phone. Further computer checks found the license plate didn’t belong on that vehicle, there was no insurance on the vehicle and the driver, in addition to no driver’s license, was prohibited from driving.
Driving with no driver’s license or being prohibited from driving is often the result of unpaid fines and/or a poor driving record. With that the Motor Vehicle Branch will often flag the driver and provide direction to impound the vehicle, says Kimberley RCMP Sgt. Chris Newel.