Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services are continuing their month long traffic enforcement initiative focused on the rules regarding the new roundabout on Highway 5.
The majority of the public has been adjusting well to the traffic rules but there are others who are still unaware of how roundabouts work.
RCMP will continue to remind motorists about their driving responsibilities, which include yielding to traffic in the roundabout, yielding to pedestrians and signalling your intentions – including when leaving the roundabout.
In some circumstances, motorists will be ticketed for their infractions for their disregard of these traffic rules.
Clearwater RCMP were advised on Nov. 25 of a possible impaired driver on Highway 5. The driver had just pulled into the Husky Gas Station in Blue River.
Reportedly, a silver Ford F-150 was all over the road, speeding excessively and at one point had hit the ditch.
RCMP located the suspect vehicle. The driver had open liquor in the vehicle, displayed signs of intoxication and failed an Approved Screening Device test.
The driver had no previous Criminal Code convictions. Police issued the driver a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, a 30-day vehicle impound, as well as a violation ticket under Section 44 of the LCLA for possession of open liquor in a motor vehicle.
On Nov. 30, Clearwater RCMP found fresh vehicle tracks in the snow that were fish-tailing and crossing to both sides of the road.
Police followed the tracks until observing a vehicle doing donuts in the intersection of Swanson and Clearwater Station roads.
After the vehicle was pulled over, police detected an odor of liquor. The driver failed an Approved Screening Device test.
Driver had no previous Criminal Code convictions and was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound.
RCMP road check
While Clearwater RCMP were conducting a road check recently in Clearwater a local female was given a 24-hour roadside prohibition for using illegal drugs. The vehicle was impounded for the day and a small amount of marijuana was seized. No charges were forwarded.
Also at the road check, a female driver pulled up to the road check and the odor of liquor was detected. The driver failed an Approved Screening Device test. She had no previous Criminal Code convictions. Police issued the driver a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound.