Motorcyclist hits a police cruiser

A 42-year-old Lake Country resident had his motorcycle impounded after sideswiping a police cruiser this weekend.

  • Jul. 19, 2011 6:00 p.m.

A 42-year-old Lake Country resident had his motorcycle impounded after sideswiping a police cruiser this weekend.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, an unmarked police car was stopped at the intersection of Leon Avenue and Water Street waiting for a traffic light to change when the impatient Harley Davidson motorcyclist decided to pass the cop.

When the light turned green, the motorcyclist, who had been stopped behind the cruiser at the intersection, tried to whip around the police vehicle, accelerating until he lost control, swiped the cruiser.

He was tossed to the ground, though little damage was done to the cruiser.

“It was more of a glancing sideswipe that caused the driver to lose control,” said Kelowna RCMP Const. Steve Holmes.

The driver failed two roadside screening tests for alcohol and was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition and the motorcycle was impounded.

 

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