The first clocking on the southbound Vernon RCMP officer’s radar machine showed the northbound motorcycle coming towards Vernon Saturday at 7p.m. going at 180 kilometres/hour.
Making a quick check to ensure the radar’s accuracy, a second clocking showed the motorcycle passing vehicles near Birnie Road, on Highway 97, going at 176 kilometres an hour.
That was nearly double the posted speed limit.
“The officer radioed ahead to Vernon members to see if they could catch the bike coming into the city,” said Gord Molendyk, spokesperson for the Vernon RCMP detachment.
“A second officer caught the bike and stayed with it until the first officer came to identify the driver.”
The 20-year-old Kelowna driver was given a ticket for excessive speeding.
The ticket comes with a $483 fine, and his Kawasaki bike was impounded for seven days, according to Molendyk.