This past week, August 6th through August 12th the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 92 calls for service. This was up from 82 calls during the same period last year. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to.
On August 6th officers received a report of a female causing a disturbance and refusing to leave her friend’s motorhome. The female had departed before police arrived but she was located sleeping on a nearby picnic bench. Officers were concerned she was so intoxicated she would not be able to care for herself so she was lodged in cells until she was sober.
On August 7th at approximately 4:00 pm a motorist called police to report a grey Dodge Caliber was swerving all over the road before eventually driving into the ditch near Wilmer, BC. The attending officers, who were directed to the driver by a witness, could smell an odour of liquor coming from her. The driver admitted to drinking after work. The driver complied with a breath demand and blew two fails which meant her blood alcohol level exceeded 100 mg in 100 millilitres of blood. The driver received a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded. Fortunately, nobody was injured in this incident.
On August 11th at 2:00 am an officer was conducting patrols on Coy Road near Invermere when he came upon a Polaris side-by-side on its side with the rear passenger wheel broken off. The officer located the owner who confirmed he had been driving the side-by-side when it crashed. The operator did not sustain any serious injuries. The side-by-side was towed from the scene.
On August 11th at about noon an intoxicated male attended an Invermere business which he had been banned from and became aggressive toward the staff. Police located the male nearby and arrested him for causing a disturbance and being drunk in a public place. The man was held in cells until he was sober.
On August 11th shortly after 10:00 pm Columbia Valley RCMP and the East Kootenay Traffic Section conducted a checkstop at Upper Lake View Road and Athalmer Road in Invermere. Police issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, a 3-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and a 24-hour suspension.
– Submitted by Columbia Valley RCMP