RCMP REPORT: Winter collisions

Clearwater RCMP has attended numerous motor vehicle incidents along Highway 5

Over of the past few weeks Clearwater RCMP has attended numerous motor vehicle incidents along Highway 5, as well as within Clearwater itself.

With the roads being either snow or ice covered, police have been attending approximately one incident per day. Usually during the high volume traffic days such as the weekends, police have attended multiple incidents.

Most of these incidents could have been avoided by simply reducing the speed of the vehicle and remembering that the current season is winter, not summer. Give plenty of space for the motorist in front of you and keep the speeds low.

Just because the sign says a 100 km/h doesn’t mean you have to travel that speed. Drive the speed relative to the condition of the roadway.

New Year’s Eve impaired drivers

On Dec. 31, Clearwater RCMP conducted road checks and traffic stops in the North Thompson Valley in an effort to crack down on impaired driving.

Due to the New Year celebration police were out in full force, looking for drunk drivers.

During this evening as well as New Year’s morning, police stopped three impaired drivers, who all blew fail readings. The three had their vehicles impounded for 30 days, with their licenses prohibited for 90.

Missing person

On Jan. 3, Clearwater RCMP was advised of a missing individual who had not been seen for several days.

Police investigated his last known whereabouts, spoke with friends and family members and searched the individual’s residence. Police also contacted Kamloops police dog services as well as the Wells Gray Search and Rescue to assist with the efforts.

Thankfully, Search and Rescue tracked down the individual down to another friend’s residence, where the individual had been staying.