West Kelowna RCMP say a suspected superintendent of police is facing possible charges, after an off-duty officer spotted him for allegedly conducting a traffic stop last weekend.
According to police, on Saturday afternoon, May 1, an off-duty officer spotted a non-police vehicle, which appeared to be in a police light at the grill.
The vehicle appeared to be towing another car just before 3pm near the intersection of Highway 97 and Drought Road in Peachland.
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“The concerned off-duty officer reported this to the West Kelowna RCMP,” police said in a press release.
“An front-line officer ran into the suspect’s vehicle and launched an investigation.”
Police say the suspect’s vehicle was a white small-sized SUV with lights on the dash compatible with police vehicles.
“While working with the driver, the officer indicated alcohol consumption, and the open liquor was inside the vehicle,” police said.
RCMP say the driver, a 64-year-old man, was detained but later released on conditions for a future court date. He was also issued a 90-day roadside prohibition and his vehicle was seized.
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“The RCMP is appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any other information that could help our investigators contact the West Kelowna RCMP,” said Cpl. Jochlein Noseworthy.
“We are looking into possible connections with other reports of possible police impersonation. At this time, we have not established any direct link. “
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident can contact West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.
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