On his way home from the rink a local male had his hockey bag, full of gear, fall out of the back of his truck. He drove up and down the road looking for his hockey bag but could not find it.
The next day, a student on his way to school found the missing hockey bag and dropped it off at a local business, whose staff then called the detachment. The hockey bag with all its gear was returned to its owner.
Situations and acts of random kindness like this make members of Clearwater RCMP Detachment proud to call Clearwater home.
Tractor-trailer unit accident
On his way down Highway 24 the driver of a fully loaded tractor-trailer unit allegedly swerved to avoid a moose.
While doing so the driver lost control of his vehicle and went off the road to the right. The tractor and trailer suffered significant damage.
Drivers, please pay attention to wildlife on the highway.
Hit and run
On March 8, a parked car was struck at Jim’s Food Market. The owner of the vehicle came out of the store to find moderate damage to her vehicle.
The offending driver did not remain at the scene of the accident nor did he leave behind his contact information. However surveillance footage showed a tractor-trailer unit registered out of Vernon caused the damage.
The owner has been contacted and is sorting out paying for the damage caused.
On Wednesday members received report of a potential impaired driver traveling north on the highway towards Clearwater. The driver was traveling at a slow rate of speed and weaving all over the road.
A member stopped the suspect vehicle and spoke with the elderly driver who was not impaired; he was simply tired. The member encouraged the driver to stay the night at a local hotel before continuing on to Edmonton. The driver agreed to do so.
If you have reason to believe that someone is driving while impaired, either by alcohol or drugs, please call 911 immediately.