During the morning hours of Sept. 7, Clearwater RCMP received a report that a golf cart had been stolen from a business in the Clearwater area.
Police were given several different tips, leads and other information regarding the identity of the suspect in the theft. Clearwater RCMP also had video of the vehicle being driven around Clearwater.
Police tracked down one male and brought him in for an interview. During the interview the male confessed to stealing the golf cart and driving it all over Clearwater.
The male then escorted police to the location of the golf cart. The owners of the cart were advised to its location.
Immediate roadside prohibition
n the early morning hours of Sept. 7 Clearwater RCMP noticed a single red pickup spinning and squealing its tires on Clearwater Valley Road just north of Eden Road.
Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with the male driver. Police noticed an odour of liquor coming from the vehicle and asked the driver to step outside to determine the cause.
The member was acquiring an odor of liquor coming the driver himself, who then admitted to having consumed liquor earlier in the night.
Police gave the ASD Demand and had the driver provide a breath sample which resulted in a “Fail” reading.
The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver was serve a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition.
Schoolbus stop signs
The school year has begun and Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic services will be out and watching for drivers who are not staying within the speed limits in school zones.
Clearwater RCMP have received numerous complaints of vehicles not stopping for schoolbus stop signs.
Police remind the public that, if you are caught driving by a schoolbus while its stop sign is activated, a violation ticket under the motor vehicle act will be issued. The fine amount for such a violation is $167.