Sicamous RCMP ticket Calgary driver for failing to stop for police, excessive speed

Police report vehicle stopped was also involved in a hit and run in Revelstoke

A Calgary resident received multiple fines, and the vehicle she was driving was impounded, after being stopped by police for speeding.

Early in the afternoon on Sunday, March 8, a Sicamous RCMP officer witnessed an SUV with an Alberta plate, travelling west on the Trans-Canada Highway in Malakwa at a high speed. A radar gun reading revealed the vehicle was travelling at 162-kilometres per hour in a 100km/h zone. Police report when the officer turned on their emergency lights, the SUV increased speed to 177 km/h and continued west. A second officer successfully stopped the vehicle near the Monashee Frontage Road at the east end of Sicamous.

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The driver failed two breathalyzer tests and Revelstoke RCMP notified the Sicamous officers the vehicle had been involved in a hit and run in Revelstoke earlier that day. The driver, a 41-year-old Calgary woman, was fined $386 for failing to remain at a collision scene, $83 for excessive speed and $138 for failing to stop for police. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver’s license was suspended for 90 days due to the failed breathalyzer test.

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