Kamloops This Week
A pack of 13 Hells Angels from the Lower Mainland made an unplanned pit stop in Kamloops after inadvertently passing an unmarked RCMP truck.
At about 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, Kamloops Mounties caught wind the bikers were headed into the Tournament Capital.
“I was in my unmarked truck and they came up behind me and didn’t realize it and passed me,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird.
The traffic stop occurred just south of Rayleigh.
He said all of the bikers were pulled over and given written warnings for speeding. One was handed a ticket for failing to produce a licence.
Aird said Mounties will routinely pull over Hells Angels when they sport their colours in Kamloops.
“We’re just keeping track of who’s coming through town,” he said.
Kamloops is not home to a formal Hells Angels clubhouse. The closest clubhouse to Kamloops is in Kelowna, but Aird said the bikers stopped on Friday were from the Lower Mainland.
“We don’t usually have too many issues with them,” he said.
Aird said the bikers were headed north on the Yellowhead Highway toward the Clearwater area.