Public Complaints result in driver ticketed and vehicle impounded

B.C. Lower Mainland District, Richmond, Surrey, Traffic Services

2017-09-12 07:56 PDT

File # 2017-3013

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An enforcement project conducted by RCMP Deas Island Traffic Service has resulted in a Surrey male, in his thirties, being charged with multiple traffic offences. As a result of numerous driving complaints from the public, the male was located by police and his vehicle impounded.

Over the past year police agencies throughout the Lower Mainland received numerous complaints regarding the same white vehicle registered to an owner in Surrey. The sheer number of complaints and the dangerous manner of driving described prompted members of Deas Island Traffic Services to initiate a covert enforcement operation to attempt observe the manner in which this vehicle was being driven, first-hand.

On the morning of September 7, traffic officers working in both plain clothes and uniform observed the vehicle being driven from Surrey. The officers noted a large number of dangerous traffic violations. Police stopped the vehicle in Richmond, where the driver was issued numerous violation tickets and had his vehicle impounded for excessive speed.

The tickets issued to the driver were for both offences the officers had observed that date as well as for violations previously reported by the public.

From the sheer volume of the complaints and the nature of the driving involved, we had to go the extra mile to investigate these concerns before this vehicle caused a serious collision, stated Deas Island Traffic Services Detachment Commander Sergeant Lorne Lecker. Sgt. Lecker also thanks the numerous members of the public who contacted police to report their observations. If the public hadn’t brought this to our attention, we may not have been aware of this risk, or had the successful results that we achieved, added Sgt. Lecker.

This matter was forwarded by police to the attention of Roadsafety BC. As a result of their investigation Roadsafety BC also issued a 13 month Driving Prohibition against this driver.

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Cst. Melissa Wutke

Training and Media Coordinator
E Division Traffic Services
Mailstop #804, 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-2845
Fax: 778-290-6071

Email: melissa.wutke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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