A wrong way on a one-way almost turned into something else on Thursday morning
At 7:30 a.m., an RCMP member observed a burgundy Volvo with Alberta licence plates travelling the wrong way on Leon Avenue in downtown Kelowna.
"The driver and lone occupant, a man about 20 years old from Alberta, was dressed in black clothing wearing a holster," said Staff-Sgt. Wade Seversen.
"The vehicle was stopped and the officer, concerned for her safety, withdrew and displayed her firearm."
The man co-operated fully when ordered out of the vehicle and detained.
"He was very apologetic to have caused the safety concern and explained the airsoft pistol in the holster was being carried to a forestry area to play airsoft games. He also had dog spray with him for his protection against wild animals," said Seversen.
None of the items he had in his possession were illegal to possess. He was issued a violation ticket under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and went on his way.