On January 30th, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., South Okanagan Traffic Services officer stopped a driver near Sage Mesa
Drive, on Highway 97, north of Penticton, BC. The vehicle was recorded driving 223 kilometers per hour in the
100 kilometer zone.
The driver was fined for excessive speeding, and as a result, his vehicle was impounded.
“It’s unfortunate that so soon after we saw a tragic motor vehicle fatality on this stretch of highway, we have
drivers who are willing to risk their own, and other motorists lives”, explains Cst. James Grandy.