Last week, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP posted a tweet about an alleged speeding ticket.
The tweet said “COVID-19 is not an excuse to travel 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit through a community! Let’s be safe out there! Our hospitals are already busy enough!”
Global News reached out for more information, with Vernon RCMP saying the incident happened on March 20, at 7:30 a.m., near Falkland.
“A North Okanagan RCMP traffic services member pulled a vehicle over for allegedly going 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit through the rural community of Falkland B.C.,” police said in an email.
“The driver allegedly stated that because they worked for an essential service, a pharmacy, that they were exempt from the speed limit.”
The tweet added hashtags of ticket issued, car impounded and keeping our community safe.