Mounties arrest driver exceeding speed limit by 100 km/hour

Grand Forks

2021-04-29 16:04 PDT

File # Grand Forks 2021-1282

Grand Forks – Driver arrested for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in a residential area.

On April 28, 2021 at around 1 PM, Grand Forks officers were patrolling in the Ruckle area when they observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. Mounties were able to clock the vehicle doing 152 km/hour in a residential 50 km/hour zone. Officers quickly turned around while the speeding vehicle fled and soon located the vehicle a short distance away, parked and unoccupied. Unfortunately for the driver, officers got a good look at him and he left behind some personal items in his haste to get away.

On April 29, 2021 officers located and arrested the 27-year-old man from Grand Forks who is facing several charges under the Motor Vehicle Act related to the condition of his vehicle and for having no insurance. In addition, Mounties will be recommending criminal charges of Flight from Police and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, where the driver will make his first appearance on June 29, 2021.

This is a very scary and concerning display of driving, says Grand Forks Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler. This happened in a residential area where many family and kids play, ride bikes, go for walk, and to think what could have happened is very disturbing.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Grand Forks Detachment at 250-442-8288.
 

Released by

Sgt. Darryl Peppler

Detachment Commander
Grand Forks - Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment
1608 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
Office: 250-442-8288
Cell: 250-584-5133
Fax: 250-442-0172

Email: darryl.peppler@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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