RCMP catch speeders aplenty over long weekend

Traffic enforcement in the East Kootenay results in 266 speeding violations

  • May. 24, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Townsman Staff

Local RCMP reported that it was a busy weekend last week on the highways. East Kootenay Traffic Services IRSU Unit had members deployed around the region and handed out quite a few tickets.

The unit handed out 266 speeding violations, on top of 36 excessive speed infractions for which vehicles were impounded.

Police caught eight impaired drivers and seized controlled substances on nine occurrences.

Police also handed out 65 other violation tickets, for seatbelt, distracted driving, liquor and vehicle defect infractions.

“East Kootenay Traffic Services IRSU unit’s main goal is road safety and to ensure travellers make it home after the weekend,” said Cpl. Shayne Parker. “The unit was successful in making this happen.”