Ashcroft police files: Poor road conditions lead to accident

Plus a reminder about not drinking and driving.

By Cst. N.J. Theoret

Ashcroft RCMP responded to 21 calls for service during the period February 3 to 9.

Under the influence

On February 4, a driver under the influence of alcohol was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driving public is reminded not to drink and drive, as there are strong penalties and financial consequences if caught; not to mention the potential human cost if you get into a crash.

Poor road conditions

On February 8 Ashcroft RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Walhachin. The driver of a Ford sedan lost control of their vehicle and slid into the rock face on the side of the highway. None of the occupants were injured, and the poor road conditions and freezing rain were believed to be major contributing factors in the collision.

Other calls for service included traffic-related offences that were observed by other drivers being reported; assistance provided by the police to persons under the Mental Health Act; and reports of suspicious persons or activity.

If you have any information on any police files or crimes, please contact the Ashcroft RCMP at (250) 453-2216 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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