RCMP Report: Excessive speeding

Two drivers had their vehicles impounded recently for seven days after been caught speeding ‘excessively’ through Clearwater

Two drivers had their vehicles impounded recently for seven days after been caught speeding ‘excessively’ through Clearwater.

If a driver is found to be exceeding the posted speed limit by 41 to 60 km/hr, the vehicle will be impounded for seven ‘clear’ days, regardless of whom the vehicle belongs to. The driver will be issued a violation ticket for $368 and will also be responsible to pay for the tow and storage of said vehicle – a conservative estimate of $700 plus three points against your driver’s license, which is a hefty price to pay. So watch your speed and pay attention to the signs. There is no excuse.

With some better weather of late – sunny skies and warmer temperatures – members have noticed the speed of drivers on the highway to be increasing. Do not allow the sunshine to fool you, there is still some ice on the highways. Please be aware and slow down.

Stolen snowmobile

An Alberta resident called to report that his 2012 snowmobile had been stolen off the back of his truck while it was parked just off the highway south of Blue River for an extended period of time.

People are reminded to take the necessary precautions to secure your valuables.

Floor hockey at CSS

Members of the Clearwater RCMP detachment, in conjunction with the Community Outreach Program, host floor hockey at Clearwater Secondary School every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for kids 10+ years old. It is free to play. Come out and have some fun.

Anti-Bullying Day on Feb. 29

Just a reminder that Anti-Bullying day is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 19. It will be ‘Pink Shirt Day’, so please show your support.