RCMP Report: Rollover ride at bridge

Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Thursday, June 14 near the single lane Clearwater River bridge

A car rests upside down next to the forestry bridge across the Clearwater River on Thursday afternoon. The driver apparently did not see another vehicle approaching on the bridge until the last second. There were no apparent major injuries.

A car rests upside down next to the forestry bridge across the Clearwater River on Thursday afternoon. The driver apparently did not see another vehicle approaching on the bridge until the last second. There were no apparent major injuries.

Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Thursday, June 14 near the single lane Clearwater River bridge. One driver was heading down the hill and failed to notice that another driver was already on the bridge (more like 3/4 over the bridge). As this is a single lane bridge, the driver approaching had nowhere to go but to the side of the bridge.

For those of you who don’t know, bridges are usually over bodies of water or large empty spaces. This driver was lucky that his vehicle stopped before landing in the river. It could have been much worse.

Always pay close attention when approaching either of the two bridges in Clearwater that only allow one vehicle to drive on it at once. Always be prepared to stop if the bridge is already being used by another vehicle.

Wild weekend

Clearwater members were out in full force the June 9/10 weekend. With the help of roadblocks, radar guns and concerned Clearwater citizens, members successfully charged four drivers with impaired driving and one driver for driving while prohibited as well as seizing over 20 grams of marijuana. All in two days.

A reminder that for those of you keeping up to date with law enforcement; the Immediate Roadside Prohibition is now back in effect. This means, if an officer wishes to do so, he or she can charge you for impaired driving under the Motor Vehicle act instead of the Criminal Code. This would result in over $4,000 in fines and vehicle upgrades (ignition interlock).

Neon lights looted

Clearwater RCMP is requesting your assistance for any information regarding the theft of neon lights from Dutch Lake Village Restaurant.

The theft happened between May 6 and 7. Investigation is still ongoing and some suspects have been named.