Blitz takes super out of Sunday for offending drivers

Kamloops Daily News
February 5, 2013 01:00 AM

Super Bowl Sunday wasn't so super for dozens of drivers issued tickets for seatbelt and cellphone violations, Kamloops RCMP reported Tuesday.

A "superbelt" blitz by police at Summit Drive and Columbia Street West resulted in 69 tickets handed out for not using seatbelts.

Other results:

24 tickets for using an electronic device

eight tickets for other violations

one prohibition notice

four tickets for intersection offences

one person arrested for obstruction

a woman arrested under the Immigration Act

two impaired drivers taken off the road

"Today's enforcement involved the use of a plain clothes police officer standing at the intersection. As violating motorists drove past the officer the offences were called out to an awaiting police officer nearby to write a ticket," Const. Kathy Prentice said in a press release.

"Many people put the cellphone down or buckle up when they see a police car in the distance - this strategy did not work today."

One impaired driver was caught at 10:15 a.m. - "showing us once again that impaired drivers are on the road at any hour of any day."

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