Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On April 20, 2015 McBride RCMP were conducting a counter attack road check. A 43 year old Princeton male passenger was arrested after he was stopped at the road check and determined to be in breach of his current release conditions relating to a Prince Rupert police file by consuming alcohol. The male was subsequently released and charges have been recommended to Crown.
On April 22, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of two dead bears on the highway near Bone Creek. The bears were likely struck by a large vehicle and were removed from the roadway. Police would like to remind everyone that spring means more animals are out and about and ask drivers to slow down and be alert and watch for wildlife.
On April 23, 2015 Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle rollover near Summit River after a vehicle swerved to avoid a moose. The pick-up exited the highway to the right striking an approach before it flipped and rolled several times in the deep ditch. The driver was walked away from the crash with minor scrapes and was treated at the seen by BC Ambulance Service.
On April 25, 2015 Valemount RCMP received another report of a dead bear near Bone Creek after it was struck by a car. No injuries were reported to police.
On April 26, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding. An odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle and the driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A small amount of marihuana was seized and the driver was released after being served a violation ticket for speed.
On April 26, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle after it failed to stop at a stop sign in McBride. The driver, a 47 year old Terrace male, was served a 2-month driving prohibition which was served to him along with a violation ticket for disobeying a stop sign.
On April 26, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding. The vehicle was noted to not have valid insurance. The driver, a 27 year old Maple Ridge female was issued a violation ticket for speed and no insurance and her vehicle was towed.
May is a high risk driving month as roads are clear from snow and drivers begin to travel at faster speeds. Police will be conducting extra enforcement all month long on the highways for high risk drivers. Please plan ahead, slow down, and give yourself extra time to get to your destination safely.