RCMP Report: Immediate roadside prohibition

Clearwater RCMP received information that a driver might be impaired by alcohol

Clearwater RCMP received information that a Dodge Ram truck was being driven northbound toward Clearwater and the driver might be impaired by alcohol.

The vehicle was located and pulled over just south of town on Highway 5.

The driver was deemed to be impaired. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition, his vehicle was impounded for 30 days and he was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care.

This will cost the driver approximately $4,000 in fines/towing/impoundment fees to get his driver’s licence and vehicle back.

Failing to stop for police

Clearwater RCMP attempted to pull over a Dodge Caravan late at night for speeding. It had been travelling at 92 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr speed limit zone on Highway 5.

Police activated all emergency lights, sirens and the loud horn for several minutes behind the van. However, it failed to pull over for police for some reason.

The license plate and a description of the van were forwarded to the Barriere RCMP Detachment, which set up a road check stop and stopped the van.

Clearwater RCMP attended and issued the driver of the van violation tickets for speeding and failing to stop for police.

Immediate roadside prohibition

Clearwater RCMP pulled over a white car on Swanson Road at about midnight. The driver was deemed to be impaired by alcohol and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his car was impounded for 30 days.

This will cost the driver approximately $4,000 in fines/towing/impoundment fees to get his driver’s licence and vehicle back.

Driving without a driver’s licence

Clearwater RCMP pulled over a van on Clearwater Village Road after it made an evasive turn onto a gravel dirt road for some unknown reason.

The driver did not possess a valid driver’s licence. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and he was served with an unlicensed driver’s notice of driving prohibition.

Speeding and drug seizure

Clearwater RCMP pulled over a vehicle at Messiter Summit on Highway 5 for speeding 133 km/hr in a posted I00 km/hr zone.

Police issued the driver a violation ticket for speeding and seized a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. No charges were forwarded on the drugs seizure.

Immediate roadside prohibition

Clearwater RCMP received information of a possible impaired driver on Highway 5 approximately 20 km south of Clearwater. Clearwater RCMP were not able to intercept the impaired driver; however he was stopped by Barriere RCMP.

The driver was impaired by alcohol and morphine. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

This will cost the driver approximately $4,000 in fines/towing/impoundment fees to get his driver’s licence and vehicle back.

24-Hour driving prohibition/drug seizure

Clearwater RCMP received information that a female might be intoxicated on medication and driving toward Clearwater.

The vehicle was located and stopped. The female was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and a violation ticket for driving without consideration. Her vehicle was impounded for one day.

During the traffic stop a baggie of marijuana was located and seized by the RCMP. No charges were forwarded on the drug seizure.

Drug seizure

Clearwater RCMP investigated a disturbance between two females (one being intoxicated by alcohol), as they had been arguing and fighting.

The two were separated and the RCMP drove one of the females home.

However, prior to giving her a ride home, RCMP located a small amount of marijuana on one of the females. No charges were forwarded on the drug seizure.

Fraud and drug seizure

Clearwater RCMP received information that a female had attempted to purchase a large quantity of merchandise at the Blue River Petro Canada with stolen property/credit cards.

The female (she was with a male) were arrested by Valemount RCMP after a vehicle pursuit.

They currently face an abundance of criminal charges, including obstruction, possession of drugs, possession of drugs with the intent to traffic, fraud, and possession of stolen property.