Failing to stop for police on Highway 5

Vehicle was travelling at 92 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr speed limit zone

A Clearwater RCMP report states police attempted to pull over a Dodge Caravan late at night for speeding. It had been travelling at 92 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr speed limit zone on Highway 5.

Police activated all emergency lights, sirens and the loud horn for several minutes behind the van. However, it failed to pull over for police for some reason.

The license plate and a description of the van were forwarded to the Barriere RCMP Detachment, which set up a road check stop and stopped the van.

Clearwater RCMP attended and issued the driver of the van violation tickets for speeding and failing to stop for police.

Clearwater RCMP also report they received information of a possible impaired driver on Highway 5 approximately 20 km south of Clearwater. Clearwater RCMP were not able to intercept the impaired driver; however he was stopped by Barriere RCMP.

The driver was impaired by alcohol and morphine. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

This will cost the driver approximately $4,000 in fines/towing/impoundment fees to get his driver’s licence and vehicle back.