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Sicamous RCMP impound Tesla clocked doing 62 km/h over speed limit

Driver handed $368 ticket
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Sicamous RCMP impounded two vehicles, one for impairment and the other for excessive speed, in separate incidents between Nov. 22 and 25. (Black Press file photo)

Driver infractions resulted in two vehicle impounds by the Sicamous RCMP, as well as a fine and licence suspension.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, police found a man sitting in the driver’s sear of his pickup truck on the Queest Forest Service Road, with the vehicle partially in the ditch and the engine running. After speaking with the 24-year-old man, who was from Regina, Sask., officers noted obvious signs of impairment and found him to be operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs.

They issued the man a 24-hour driving prohibition and impounded his truck.

A few days later, on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., an RCMP member observed a Tesla driving at excessive speed westbound on Highway 1 near Luoma Road. The officer clocked the car travelling at 162 kilometres per hour in a 100km/h zone and pulled it over. The driver, a resident of Victoria, received a $368 ticket, and had their vehicle impounded for seven days as per the Motor Vehicle Act.

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