On Wednesday, Aug. 26, police received several complaints regarding two vehicles travelling together south on Highway 5 at high rates of speed and passing unsafely.
Police were able to locate the vehicles and conduct a traffic stop with both.
Police ticketed one of the drivers for excessive speeding (40 km/h over the limit), which included a hefty fine and a mandatory seven-day impound of the vehicle.
The other driver was issued several tickets for unsafe passing, speeding, etc.
Mail theft on Clearwater Valley Road
Sometime between Aug. 22 and 23, two sets of mailboxes were damaged and had mail stolen from them.
The thefts were from boxes on Clearwater Valley Road – one near the Greer intersection and the other near Third Canyon, further up the park road.
Police request anyone who may have information regarding the thefts or suspicious vehicles in the area to please call the office (250-674-2237).
The week for rollovers
The Clearwater RCMP responded to three different rollover vehicle collisions over the past week, two of which involved transport trucks.
One of those collisions was a transport truck that went out of control while northbound on Highway 5 near the Vavenby turnoff. It flipped onto its side, blocking the highway.
The one non-transport rollover occurred near Avola on Highway 5. A vehicle carrying an entire family went off the road and rolled over into a ditch, causing the vehicle to become partially submerged in water. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported.
The third rollover occurred just outside of the Clearwater core on Highway 5. The truck went across the oncoming lane and into the ditch, where it crashed through the brush and knocked out a support pole for the power lines.
The truck came to rest on its side. Again, there were no serious injuries reported.
Two face impaired driving charges
During the past week police charged two people with impaired driving offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
One person was issued a 24-hour driving suspension and the other was issued a three-day driving suspension.
Police want to remind everyone that drinking and driving is illegal because it is dangerous. If you are questioning whether you are alright to be driving, then you likely aren’t.
If you plan on drinking, please ensure you have planned for a safe ride home before you start drinking.