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Powell River RCMP officers catch driver doing over 100km/hr on Manson Avenue

A Powell River resident’s car is now locked up for 7 days after they were caught driving well over the posted speed limit.

RCMP officers say on February 12th, around 5:00 am they were out on patrol on Highway 101 when they saw a vehicle turn onto Ash Avenue. 

Police say they then caught up to the car on Manson Avenue, where its speed was determined to be over 110 km/h. 

The driver was given a ticket and their car was impounded for seven days as a result.

Later that day, officers also handed out an impaired driving ticket.

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Around 8:00 pm, they noticed a car swerving on Manson Avenue and pulled the vehicle over.

The RCMP says while speaking to the driver, they could smell a strong odour of liquor and observed other signs of impairment. 

Breath samples were taken, and they registered a “fail”. 

The driver was issued a 90-day suspension and their car was impounded for 30 days. 

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