Columbia Valley RCMP Report
By Sgt. Darren Kakuno
This past week, January 10 through January 16, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 46 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.
Vehicle stolen from Golden found in Radium hotel lot
On Tuesday, January 11, Columbia Valley RCMP located an unoccupied stolen Honda Civic at a hotel in Radium Hot Springs. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Golden, was towed to the detachment where it was processed for forensic evidence.
Impaired driver stopped near Radium
On Tuesday, January 11 at about 11:40 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a Kia Rio on Highway 93 near Radium Hot Springs. While speaking to the driver, the officer formed suspicion the driver had alcohol in his system and read a roadside breath demand. The driver complied with the demand and blew two fails. As a result, the driver received a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30-days.
Two crashes near Edgewater January 12
On Wednesday, January 12 at about 10:30 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP responded to two separate collisions that occurred on Highway 95 near Edgewater. The first collision involved a Toyota Matrix that slid into the ditch and the second collision involved a commercial transport truck that slid into the ditch near the same location. No injuries were reported in either collision.
Transport driver uninjured in crash near Edgewater
On Thursday, January 13 at about 1:30 a.m., police received a report that a commercial transport truck had slid off the road on Highway 95 near Edgewater and was blocking both lanes of the highway. The driver was uninjured but the truck had to be towed from the scene.
Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander