Robson Valley RCMP report: Stop driving so fast

Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP

On May 18, 2015 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling 160 km/h on Highway 5. The driver, a 21 year old Edmonton male, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On May 18, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of single vehicle collision near Mount Robson. The vehicle hit the ditch and after attending the medical clinic one of the passengers was assessed and believed to have a spine fracture and transported to Kamloops.

On May 18, 2015 McBride RCMP received a report of Break and Enter at a local business where copper wire had been stolen. The matter is still under investigation and police are reviewing video surveillance and tire impressions. Anyone with information is asked to call McBride RCMP at 250-569-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers Tipsters do not have to leave their name and if their information leads to an arrest they may qualify for a cash award.

On May 18, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle after its muffler was observed hanging loose. One of the occupants, a 36 year old McBride male, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for breaching his Community Sentence Order. The male was transported to Prince George and was held in custody to appear before a Judge. A subsequent investigation also revealed the male had been in possession of firearms. Additional charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, transfer without authority and breach CSO have also been forwarded to Crown.

On May 18, 2015 police received a report of a backyard fire that was left unattended. Police attended and located the person responsible for the property and had the fire extinguished. With very dry conditions and several wildfires burning throughout the Province police would like to remind the public to be aware of any fire bans in place by either the Ministry of Forests or Municipalities. Anyone responsible for starting a wildfire can face criminal charges and large fines.

On May 19, 2015 Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision on Highway 16 after a wheel came off a car as it was passing a truck. The vehicle stayed on the roadway and no one was injured. Police would like to remind everyone of the importance of having your wheels re-torqued after changing them over to ensure they are secure.

On May 19, 2015 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling 142 km/h. The driver, a 28 year old Langley male, showed symptoms of impairment and had a strong odour of liquor on his breath. He was detained for a breath demand and later provided breath samples of .05. He was issued a 24 hour suspension along with a speeding and driving contrary to restrictions ticket and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours.

On May 20, 2015 Valemount RCMP recovered a stolen travel trailer after it was abandoned on the service road. The trailer was stolen from Kamloops a few seeks earlier. Police have identified a suspect and charges are pending.

On May 20, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of dead bear on Highway 16. Police attended and bear was removed. Police would like to remind motorists to watch for wildlife and slow down and give yourself time to react should an animal be encountered.

On May 21, 2015 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling 146 km/h on Highway 5. The driver, 34 year old Salmon Arm female, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On May 21, 2015 Valemount RCMP stopped 2 vehicles are they were observed travelling at a high rate of speed together on Highway 16 near Mount Robson. Both vehicles were tracked at 168 km/h and subsequently stopped. Both drivers were issued tickets for excessive speed and each had their vehicle pounded for 7 days.

On May 22, 2015 Valemount RCMP attended a disturbance on 7th Ave. An intoxicated male was located nearby and arrested for being drunk in public and held in custody until he was sober. No charges are being pursued at this time.

On May 22, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling 164 km/h on Highway 16. The driver, 52 year old Salmon male, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On May 23, 2015 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling 156 km/h on Highway 16. The driver, 47 year old Brentwood Bay male, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On May 24, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a request to check on overdue boaters. The boaters were later located safe and headed home.

Over the past week both Valemount and McBride RCMP have been conducting counter attack road checks for impaired drivers. Several drivers were checked and several warnings were handed out. As warm weather has brought on the unofficial start of summer police would like to remind the public that road checks can happen anywhere at any time and to plan a safe ride home before drinking. Summer also means lots of extra traffic on our local highways including motorcycles and travel trailers. Please be alert and slow down to give yourself time to react so you and others can safely arrive at your destination.

The Valemount RCMP will be hosting a bike rodeo at the Valemount Elementary School on Thursday May 28. Several community partners will also be there to assist with maintenance checks and helmet fittings. The Valemount RCMP would like to thank all of our partners and sponsors for making this event happen. Police would like to also remind parents to set an example for their children by wearing their own bike helmets when riding. Violators can face a fine of $29 for not wearing an approved helmet.

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