On Friday, April 20, Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services strategically created multiple traffic roadblocks in response to two large parties held in celebration of “Four-Twenty” in the Clearwater area.
During the road stops, police seized several large amounts of beer and liquor. Police also served a notice of prohibition, an appearance notice for driving while suspended and a violation ticket for no insurance.
Also on Friday, April 20, Clearwater RCMP received numerous complaints of a loud party occurring somewhere east of Blackpool. Police investigated and located a party along Dunn Lake road that was equipped with a very large sound system of the kind used for outdoor events.
Police monitored the party for several hours and found resistance when asking the partygoers to turn the music down. Eventually police entered the property and had the guests turn down their music.
Clearwater does not have a noise bylaw. However, Clearwater RCMP are now pursuing criminal charges.
Studded tires and windshields
Clearwater RCMP remind drivers to remove studded tires from their vehicles by April 30.
Starting May 1 Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services will be stopping drivers for cracked windshields. Police will be giving out tickets and fines for both of these violations.
Clearwater RCMP would like to remind the public that, if you choose to ride your bicycle at night, to please wear reflective gear so that motorist are able to see you.