Police nab bad dad driver

Mothers' Day celebrations could have gone terribly awry for a 27 year old Sicamous man who showed some unusual behaviour behind the wheel.

  • Tue May 22nd, 2012 2:00pm
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Mothers’ Day celebrations could have gone terribly awry for a 27 year old Sicamous man who showed some unusual behaviour behind the wheel.

A member of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services spotted the man driving a black Ford F350 travelling at well over the posted limit northbound on Highway 97 near Duck Lake, May 13  shortly after 1 p.m.

“The member watched as the truck, without slowing, passed another police officer engaged in a roadside vehicle stop,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“When the driver was stopped near Commonwealth Road, the officer noticed an odour of liquor and made a roadside breath demand. He refused to provide a sample.”

The man’s two children, one and two years old, were picked up by their mother.

“The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition from driving, a 30-day impound, and violation tickets for speeding, failing to slow down for an emergency vehicle and failing to produce his driver’s licence,” said Clark.

So as not to leave the man stranded on the highway, the police officer transported him back to Kelowna to wait for his ride.