Officers were out and about on New Years Eve. For the most part, driver’s were responsible and made full use of designated drivers.
It appeared that there were a number of parties around town including Camp 2 Road where a group of young people decided to set up shop and persuaded another group to leave. Police investigated and most were being responsible and only a few voiced the own opinions on the matter. Overall, the group behaved.
Three people were issued violation tickets for Motor Vehicle Act infractions including “Not being properly seated in a Vehicle” and “Operating a vehicle with people not properly seated.”
Stopped in his tracks
On Jan. 4 the on shift officer was patrolling near Avola and overheard a conversation on the radio. A number of truck drivers were telling of another driver who was passing unsafely and almost collided with an oncoming vehicle. The officer spoke to the drivers and stopped the offender. He was issued tickets for “Passing Unsafely” and “Driving without Consideration.”
Commercial vehicle inspections
Over Jan. 10 and 11 Clearwater Traffic Services along with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) conducted a road check on Highway 5. The group was conducting safety fitness inspections on commercial vehicles and inspectors were looking for mechanical/safety infractions and seeking compliance with provincial laws and regulations. A total of 10 vehicles were stopped and one was pulled off the road for three days due to and “interesting” log book.