RCMP Cpl. Mike Wasylenki stands at the intersection of Fourth St and Townley on the lookout for violators of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Photo: Hobo Cop on patrol

Hobo Cop patrol catches 29 traffic infractions in 3.5 hours in Revelstoke.

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.

 

 

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