Late-for-work driver stopped doing 170 km

What’s worse: Being late for work or having your car impounded for seven days?

A Campbell River man was probably considering the question after being pulled over in his 2011 Chevy Camaro last Thursday.

He was stopped on the Inland Island Highway by RCMP who clocked him driving 170 kilometres per hour.

The man was given a ticket for excessive speeding, his Camaro was impounded for seven days and he was, undoubtedly, late for work.

Valuable cable stolen

With the high cost of copper, the theft of cable wire continues.

On July 4, police investigated the theft of heavy copper cable from a business located on Highway 28. The 70-foot-long cable is worth approximately $5,000.

“Owners of such items are advised to keep such items out of sight and away from public view,” said RCMP Cpl. Terry Deley.

Weekly stats

Police responded to 300 calls for service last week.

There were 12 reported persons offences and 45 property related offences. Both figures are above the yearly average.

Over the last two weeks, police arrested nine impaired drivers, issued seven immediate roadside prohibitions – three were issued on Satuday night – as well as seven roadside suspensions.

As well, thefts from attached garages and sheds continue to be reported.

Residents are reminded to take extra precautions to lock up their valuable items.


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