Cranbrook RCMP plans to target aggressive drivers in 2018.
Staff Sergeant Hector Lee says its a common complaint he receives from people in the Key City.
He says their biggest concern is the impact it has on the highways.
“Its not necessarily the crime that they are concerned about, sometimes its the traffic and the amount of aggressive driving that people witness,” Lee says. “That would be one of the things that we will be adding to our focus. We’ll continue to focus on the things that we have been in the last couple of years, but we’re planning on being a little more aggressive.”
Lee adds the legalization of marijuana is another concern for 2018.
He says any decision on the issue is out of his hands.
“Those are things I really don’t have an opinion on, I can’t have an opinion on right now,” Lee says. “Its the law not to possess and we’ll just continue enforcing the law. Those kind of decisions are going to be left to people that are above my pay grade.”
Lee says the local detachment plans to take a wait and see approach with enforcement around the drug.
Stay tuned for more 2018 previews from East Kootenay newsmakers as we move into the new year.
– Cranbrook RCMP Staff Sergeant, Hector Lee