Driver’s vehicle impounded for excessive speeding through fire zone

Fort St John

2023-05-11 08:54 PDT

File # 2023-4503

On May 10, 2023, while BC Highway Patrol was on proactive patrols in the fire zone of the Red Creek Rd fire on the Alaska Highway (Hwy 97), the patrolling officer conducted a traffic stop resulting in the vehicle being impounded.

Due to the fire, the high volume of fire support traffic in the area and work being done by fire crews, the speed limit in the area had been decreased from 100km/hr to 50km/hr. The new speed zone was clearly marked with speed signs.

The patrolling officer observed a vehicle travelling southbound at a high rate of speed and activated radar to confirm the driver was travelling at a speed of 155km/hr in the 50km/hr fire zone.

The patrolling officer initiated a traffic stop where the driver was issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed and their vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

The Fort St John RCMP wish to remind the public to be mindful on the roads and the safety of others, to obey traffic signs in the area and know that if they are speeding, violation tickets will be issued and potentially their vehicles will be impounded.

Released by

Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133


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