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Posted: December 14, 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, December 7 through December 13, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 37 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Traffic stop reveals suspended driver

On Tuesday, December 8 at 3:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a Ford F150 on Highway 93/95 near Invermere. The driver was found to be a suspended driver in B.C. and on conditions not to be in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle. The driver was released on an appearance notice to attend court at a later date in relation to driving while suspended. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Minor injuries in semi crash near Invermere

On Wednesday, December 9 at about 5:15 a.m., a semi-truck went off the road and flipped onto its side on Highway 93/95 near Invermere. The driver and lone occupant of the truck suffered only minor injuries. The investigating officer was able to establish the truck was northbound when it drifted onto the shoulder of the slushy road before rolling onto its side in the ditch.

Excessive speed ticket comes with seven day vehicle impoundment

On Thursday, December 10 at about 6 p.m., an officer was conducting patrols on Highway 93/95 near Windermere when he clocked a Buick SUV travelling at over 140 km/h in a 100 km/h speed zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a violation ticket for excessive speed in addition to impounding the vehicle for seven days.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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