RCMP Report: Squirrel causes crash

The vehicle was difficult to see due to being buried under the trees it had felled

On June 4, police were called to a single vehicle collision. A vehicle had gone over the bank north of Vavenby near Mad River Bridge.

It took rescue crews time to locate the vehicle, which was difficult to see due to being buried under the trees it had felled while crashing down the bank.

The driver and only occupant was uninjured but was unable to climb back up the bank to the road and required assistance.

The driver said that a squirrel had been on the road and the driver had swerved to avoid it.


Two impaired drivers

On June 4, police stopped a vehicle after it had pulled into the beer and wine store in Clearwater just before closing.

The driver was checked and found to be impaired by alcohol.

The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On June 8, police checked a vehicle in Clearwater after it failed to signal a turn and found that the driver was impaired by alcohol.

The driver, who was not local, was issued a three-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for three days as well.


Found bicycle

A bicycle has been turned in to the detachment and, thus far, police have been unable to identify the owner of the bike.

If you are missing a bike, or have any knowledge of a person who may have a misplaced a bike, please contact or attend the detachment and provide a description or photo of the bike.


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