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Earlier this month, RCMP in eastern BC stopped 20 cars that were driving from Vancouver to Calgary for a car rally.
On May 6, at around 8 am, complaints started coming in about a large group of high-end cars that were driving erratically on the Trans-cAnada Highway from Kamloops to Golden.
Callers said the cars were passing unsafely over double-solid lines and into oncoming traffic, driving at excessive speeds and having “total disregard for public safety.”
Revelstoke RCMP gave the Golden RCMP a heads up when the cars were heading into their jurisdiction.
Two Golden BC Highway Patrol officers and one general officer set up a check-stop near Quartz Creek on Hwy 1 to stop the convoy of speeding vehicles.
According to the police report, all the drivers were cooperative with police during the interaction and explained they were part of the “RCS Rally.”
Numerous tickets were issued, warnings for vehicle defects and cannabis in a vehicle.
“We are all for organized events like these, but participants still need to follow the rules of the road and help ensure the safety of the other motorists travelling around them,” states Cst. Mark Tataryn with the Golden BCHP.
“Those who fail to abide by the rules put themselves and innocent motorists at risk and may find themselves the subject of tickets, vehicle impoundment and, where evidence supports it, criminal charges. It is fortunate in this case that the vehicles were stopped before anyone was injured.
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