RCMP report: Busting dangerous drivers

McBride RCMP would like to thank the following drivers for supporting local hotel, taxi and tow-truck companies:

On the morning of September 22, 2017 members of the McBride RCMP were conducting school bus enforcement West of McBride on highway 16. An East-bound vehicle approached members at an excessively high rate of speed and was locked in on the radar travelling at 150 km/h in the posted 100 km/h zone. The 2017 Honda Civic was registered and insured to a male and female out of Nova Scotia. During the traffic-stop the male driver was found to be un-licenced. The vehicle was impounded for excessive speed for 7 days and the driver was issued tickets for Excessive Speed and No drivers licence and fined $644.

In the afternoon of September 30, 2017 members of the McBride RCMP observed the same 2017 Honda Civic being driven erratically on Main Street. The vehicle turned onto Highway 16 and abruptly accelerated to 133 km/h in the 70 km/h zone.

In speaking with the driver members learned that she had just been retrieved from the impound lot from the previous impoundment for excessive speed. Members further learned that her unlicenced husband was operating a large U-Haul truck on the highway. Members made patrols and located the U-Haul on the highway by the Holmes River. The driver was confirmed to be the same male who was still unlicenced. The female driver of the car was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and fined $368 and the Honda was again impounded for 7 days. The un-licenced male operating the U-Haul was issued tickets in excess of $1000.

On the morning of September 27 2017 McBride RCMP were contacted by members with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) Team at Tete Jaune. A west-bound Land-Rover had passed one of their fully marked vehicles travelling at over 160 km/h. Due to the brazen actions, they did not attempt to stop the vehicle and called RCMP. McBride members who were already on the highway located the vehicle travelling 186 km/h in the posted 100 km/h zone. The vehicle stopped and the driver was identified as a 28 year old male from Edmonton. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and drive without due care and fined over $850 and had his vehicle impounded for 7 days.

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