RCMP Report: Blinded by the light

The driver advised police that he had been blinded by vehicles that had failed to turn off their high beams

On Sunday, Oct. 6, Clearwater RCMP received a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident north of Vavenby on Highway 5.

Central Interior Traffic Services happened to be in the area and took over the file investigation. Police arrived on scene and found that a tractor trailer unit had gone off road left.

The male driver of the unit advised police that he had been blinded by vehicles that had failed to turn off their high beams. The driver could not see and was suddenly off road left, leaving his vehicle inoperable, due to the damage.

An ambulance was called for the driver, who taken to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Uttering threats over cat feces

On Oct. 9, a female attended Clearwater Detachment and advised police of threats made against her.

The female had been having a dispute with a neighbor over cat feces in her carport. The female tried to speak with her male neighbor, who owns the cats, about the incident. However, the male neighbor shut the door in her face.

The female decided to place the recovered cat feces on the front door step of her male neighbor. The angry male stormed over to his neighbour’s residence and threatened her with bodily harm.

Police investigated, attended the address of the male neighbor and arrested him for uttering threats. The neighbours are to have no contact with each other. The male now has a court date later in the year.

A three Ford collision

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Clearwater RCMP were called to a report of a three vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 5 and Old North Thompson Highway/Clearwater Village Road, next to the Wells Gray Inn.

A male driver of a grey Ford pickup truck had stopped at the stop sign at Clearwater Village Road and attempted to cross the highway to the Old North Thompson Highway. The driver crossed the highway and was then struck by a southbound, white Ford pickup truck.

The grey Ford then crossed over to the opposite lane of the Old North Thompson Highway and struck another grey Ford pickup truck that was waiting at the stop sign.

 

Tow trucks, traffic flaggers and an ambulance were called to the scene. Police investigated and provided the first male driver who had crossed the highway with a violation ticket for failing to yield after a stop under the Motor Vehicle Act.

 

 

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