Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On Monday January 5th the Valemount RCMP responded to a report of a hit and run involving a black Ford pickup truck with a minivan at the intersection of Highway 5 and 9th Avenue. The suspect vehicle fled north on Highway 5 where it was located parked by the driver that had been hit. Attempts to take the keys to prevent the suspect from fleeing again were unsuccessful and the victim was injured when he attempted to take the keys out of the ignition when the suspect vehicle took off again. The suspect vehicle was located by the Valemount RCMP near Moose Lake where the male showed signs of impairment and was brought back to the detachment and provided breath samples that were two and a half times higher than the legal limit. The male was released with a future court date for impaired driving, impaired driving over .08, assault with a weapon and fail to remain at the scene. The male had his vehicle impounded and licence suspended.
On Thursday January 9th the Valemount RCMP responded to a single vehicle roll over collision on Highway 16 near Moose Lake. The driver was not injured but was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The male was arrested for driving while impaired and refusing to provide a breath sample. The vehicle was destroyed and the driver had his licence suspended.
On Saturday January 10th the Valemount RCMP conducted a counter attack check stop on Highway 5 near Camp Creek. During the check, a male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. The male was released from custody and is to be appear in court in March on numerous charges.
On Sunday evening the Valemount RCMP responded to a report of a domestic assault. A female was subsequently arrested for assault and was held in custody before being released on numerous conditions and a future court date. Alcohol was deemed to be a factor in the dispute.
In the past week, the McBride and Valemount RCMP have responded to 14 collisions on Highway 5 and Highway 16. The collisions involved multiple people suffering minor injuries and are contributed to driving too fast for the road conditions. The RCMP is reminding the public to slow down, give yourself extra time to get to your final destination. Violation tickets for Speed Relative to Road Conditions carry a $167.00 fine and three demerit points on your driving record.