Columbia Valley RCMP Report
This past week, May 23 through May 29, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 56 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.
Vehicle impounded after prohibited driver stopped on Westside Road
On Wednesday, May 25 at about 8:30 p.m., an officer was conducting patrols on Westside Road near Invermere when the driver of a Buick Century passed the unmarked police car at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop with the Buick and discovered the driver was prohibited from driving. The driver was issued an Appearance Notice to attend court on a later date and the vehicle was impounded.
Impaired driving charge handed out after Edgewater crash
On Wednesday, May 25 at about 11:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a Pontiac Grand Prix in the ditch on Columbia Road in Edgewater. While speaking to the driver of the car, the officer noted signs of impairment and read a roadside breath demand. The driver complied with the breath demand and blew a “fail.” As a result, the driver received a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30-days.
Minor injuries in Invermere crash
On Thursday, May 26 at about 2:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 8th Street and 12th Avenue in Invermere. The driver of a Dodge pickup truck struck a Hyundai Accent in the intersection. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Driver refuses to provide a breath sample arrested for refusal
On Saturday, May 28 at about 8:20 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver operating a burgundy Chevrolet pickup on Highway 93/95 near Canal Flats. Officers located the truck on Highway 93/95 near Windermere and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver, the officer formed suspicion the driver had consumed alcohol and read a roadside breath demand. The driver refused to provide a breath sample and as a result, was arrested for refusal in addition to an outstanding warrant. The driver was released by a Judge to attend court on a later date.
– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander