RCMP Report: Summer in the North Thompson

With the increase of visitors, Clearwater RCMP report an increase of traffic complaints and traffic related events.

  • Aug. 18, 2012 9:00 a.m.

As everyone is probably aware, we are in the middle of summer in the North Thompson Valley.

With the season comes an increase of tourist and people, hoping to visit some of the areas that make this land unique.

With the increase of visitors, Clearwater RCMP report an increase of traffic complaints and traffic related events. Clearwater RCMP remind the public to keep the speeds down and to drive safely while out in the sunny conditions.

Falling asleep

On Sunday, Aug. 12, Clearwater RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident up Clearwater Valley Road near Second Canyon.

The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and went off road to the left and into the ditch.

Luckily the driver and his passengers were not injured in this incident.

Unsafe passing

On Aug. 13, Clearwater RCMP responded to an erratic driver complaint on Highway 5 north of Vavenby.

The complainant stated that a vehicle was passing unsafely and nearly forced her off the roadway.

Police located and stopped the suspect vehicle.

The driver was given a violation ticket for unsafe pass on left.

The complainant and her husband later gave a statement to police about the incident.

Sideswipe in Blue River

On Aug. 15, a Clearwater RCMP member was on patrol in Blue River when a complainant informed the member that his vehicle had been sideswiped the previous day.

The complainant had been attempting to turn left and was watching oncoming traffic.

A tractor-trailer unit attempted to pass the complainant on the left, realized the complainant was turning and slammed on his brakes.

The drivers exchanged information before going their separate ways.


Clearwater RCMP remind everyone that when an incident happens it is best to report it right away, so a complete and thorough investigation can take place.



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