Excessive speed; Impaired drivers

In an effort to better keep the community informed the Robson Valley Regional RCMP will be providing weekly press releases to the local papers. The list is not inclusive of all calls of service the local RCMP detachments receive, but provides a cross section of what is happening in the Robson Valley.

Excessive speed

On August 16th the McBride RCMP received a complaint of an excessive speeder on Highway 16 West of McBride. An officer located the vehicle which was a yellow Lamborghini and found it to be travelling at 163 km/h. The driver was issued a violation for excessive speeding and his car was impounded for seven days.

Marihuana

On August 17th a McBride RCMP officer smelled marihuana in a vehicle at a road check on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune. The occupant of the vehicle was arrested and a small amount of marihuana was seized.

On August 21st a McBride RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune. The officer smelled marihuana in the vehicle and the driver was arrested for possession. A search yielded a small amount of marihuana and the driver was released without charge. A few minutes later the officer found a second vehicle that also smelled of marihuana and again arrested the occupants. Marihuana was found in the second vehicle as well.

Impaired drivers

On August 17th a McBride RCMP officer stopped an Alberta vehicle on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune. The driver was found to be impaired by alcohol and a roadside screening test demand was made. The male driver refused to provide a breath sample. The man received a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition for refusal to provide breath sample.

Domestic Assult 

On August 17th the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of a domestic assault. Officers attended to a Valemount residence and arrested a female for assaulting her husband. Charges are being forwarded.

Battery thief

On August 20th the Valemount RCMP received a complaint that someone had stolen used batteries from the Valemount transfer station. Anyone having information regarding the theft is encouraged to contact the Valemount RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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