A traffic stop for speeding also led to an arrest in the case of a stolen electric bike in Nanaimo.
On the evening of June 12, a white Chevrolet Cavalier was seen travelling at a high rate of speed by a Nanaimo RCMP traffic officer.
The driver was going around 90 kilometres-an-hour in a posted speed limit zone of 50 km/h on Nicol Street and was pulled over.
The officer issued the driver with a violation ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
The officer also recognized the vehicle being associated with an incident where a stolen E-bike was recovered.
The Mountie was working on that file was on duty and arrived to arrest the driver for being in possession of the E-bike the day before.
“Traffic stops can lead to the discovery of evidence or persons related to other crimes,” said Nanaimo RCMP Sgt. Jon Stuart said in a statement.
“In this case, the sharing of information between officers located a person wanted for another crime.”
No charges have formally been laid against the driver, who was released and is scheduled to appear in court October 1.