Drowsy driving; rogue cow

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. 

Sept. 27: Valemount RCMP received a complaint of a fuel theft from a vehicle. It was found that someone had drilled a hole in the fuel tank of a U-Haul to drain the fuel. There was no indication of who had committed the theft or when it had occurred. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Valemount RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Sept. 29: a McBride RCMP officer conducted a rural patrol in the Tête Jaune area and came across a man who was hunting. The man was found to be driving a motor vehicle, while prohibited from doing so. The male also had no firearms licence, as a result two firearms were seized. The McBride man was released with a court date in December for the driving offence.

Sept. 30: Valemount RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle crash South of Valemount near Clemina. Investigation determined the driver fell asleep resulting in the crash. The occupants suffered minor injuries, and the driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without a valid licence and failing to stay right of the center line.

Oct. 1: A Valemount RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle seen driving erratically in Valemount. The driver, a Langley man, showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. The officer made a breath demand and the male failed the breath tests. The man was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Oct. 2: McBride RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned ATV in the Walker Creek area. Officers attended and found the ATV was not stolen. It was found the vehicle had been left in the area by a guide outfitter.

Oct. 2: McBride RCMP received a complaint of an escaped cow on Highway 16, which may have been a traffic hazard. An officer attended and assisted the owner in ushering the cow back into a field.

The Valemount and McBride RCMP detachments would like to remind motorists that between October 1st and March 31st winter tires are required on many provincial highways.

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