RCMP Cpl. Mike Wasylenki stands at the intersection of Fourth St and Townley on the lookout for violators of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Posing as a dreadlocked hitch hiker looking for a ride to Nelson, he radioed to his uniformed counterparts stationed a block down Fourth St. and on Victoria road about any infractions he spotted.
While I’m sure some drivers wondered why a hitchhiker would be stationed in town and simply drove on, others were pulled over and warned or ticketed for infractions like not wearing a seat belt or talking on the cell phone.
The 3.5-hour initiative resulted in two drug seizures, 22 seat belt violations, four cell phone violations and one drivers license infraction.