July 10, 2014 3:04 pm
Updated: July 10, 2014 3:49 pm

Kelowna RCMP’s flashy new crime fighting machine

Klaudia Van Emmerik / Global Okanagan

KELOWNA — It’s a flashy ride the RCMP hopes will turn heads and potentially, change minds.

“The promise of a glamorous life and flashy cars lures many young people into crime, but we need them to understand that this lifestyle is dangerous and often ends badly,” says B.C.’s Attorney General, Suzanne Anton.

“This vehicle is a testament to that, as it was involved with both weapons and drugs in its previous life. Now that it’s been reformed, it can turn to a life of good and help the Kelowna RCMP connect with youth who are at risk, and ensure young people are aware of the dangers that are involved in a life of crime,” adds Anton.

The Kelowna RCMP is touring the vehicle around major events, like the upcoming Keloha festival.

The 2004 Nissan 350z car was provided through the government’s civil forfeiture program, seized as a proceed of crime.

The Kelowna RCMP will have the swanky new wheels for the next two years.

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