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Salmon Arm RCMP put the brakes on 2 prohibited drivers

1 court date, 1 arrest on warrant for previous infraction
Salmon Arm RCMP took two prohibited drivers back off the road in early April, with both individuals now facing additional repercussions. (RCMP photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP once again removed a couple of prohibited drivers from the road.

The first incident occurred on April 3, when patrolling officers queried a silver Acura MDX and found the registered owner prohibited from driving.

“The member conducted a traffic stop and confirmed the registered owner was driving the vehicle, and unable to produce a valid driver’s licence,” Const. Andrew Hodges said in an April 20 media release.

The SUV was impounded for seven days, and the driver served with future court appearance for driving while prohibited under section 95 of the motor-vehicle act.

On April 15 at 1 p.m., police stopped a black BMW 3 series after learning the registered owner not only didn’t have a valid licence, but also a “warrant for his arrest for a previous incident of driving while prohibited,” Hodges said in the release.

After confirming the driver was the owner, the officer conducted two breath demands, both of which resulted in a “warn” reading. The driver was served a three-day driving prohibition and a three-day impound of the vehicle.

“The man was also served a violation ticket for no driver’s licence, and also arrested for the warrant,” Hodges added.

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