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Driver of snowmobile-strapped sedan identified by dashcam footage

The car made headlines this past week after a photo of it began circulating around social media.
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Pat Reynolds was travelling north on Highway 97 just south of Vernon when she noticed an older sedan go past her, with a snowmobile attached to its roof. (via Pat Reynolds/Castanet)

Mounties have identified the owner of the white sedan carrying a snowmobile on its roof.

RCMP Cpl. Mike Halskov says the vehicle has Alberta plates.

"The way we identified the vehicle was thanks to a tip from a member of the public who heard the story in the Okanagan and they attended one of the local detachments (today), with a picture that he’d taken off his dashcam, which clearly showed the licence plate," he tells KamloopsMatters.

Halskov adds his RCMP colleagues in Alberta will be reaching out to the driver to inspect the snowmobile setup. 

The car made headlines this past week after a photo of it began circulating around social media.

On New Year's Eve, Pat Reynolds was travelling north on Highway 97, just south of Vernon, when she noticed an older sedan go past her, with a snowmobile attached to its roof.

She was headed towards Kamloops when the vehicle passed her in the left lane.

"I just wondered how they managed to get the snowmobile on top of the car," Reynolds said in an interview with Castanet. "Seemed stable enough, they were going around corners with no problem."

"(It) made me laugh, guess it’s good weight for the car to keep it on the road."

The vehicle was also spotted in the Kamloops and Grand Forks areas. 

On Tuesday, BC RCMP issued a plea to the driver, asking them to come forward.

"First, how'd you get it on the roof? Seriously, this is potentially dangerous if the roof can't support the weight & load securement is questionable," reads a tweet from police.

Halskov says social media played a big role in closing the case. 

 





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