RCMP reports on a busy two weeks

Barriere RCMP had a busy weekend on Highway 5 with traffic enforcement

A motor vehicle accident goes unseen because of a 20 foot embankment.

Cpl Darin Underhil

Barriere RCMP

The members of the Barriere RCMP had a busy weekend on Highway 5 with traffic enforcement on high risk drivers.  From Friday July 5 to Sunday, July 7 there were a total of 11 vehicles impounded and one other towed for no insurance.

The traffic flow was moderate to heavy throughout the weekend in both directions with the potential for a disasterous collision given some of the high risk driving behoviour.  Members of the Barriere Detachment pulled over 10 vehicles for excessive speed, over 40 km/h over the posted speed limit,  resulting in a seven day impound and the other for an impaired driver that received a 30 day impound.   The slowest speed recorded for these impounds was 47 km over the posted speed limit.  There were a number of other traffic related charges written as well from speed, excessive noise, drive contrary to restrictions and others.   These statistics are scary when we look at the volume of traffic, large commercial trucks and many RV’s with families on holidays.  Many of these vehicles were passing other vehicles, or lines of traffic, when the flow is already at or slightly above the posted speed limit.  It is a good reminder to always look when pulling onto the highway or turning left across the highway in traffic because neither you or the person traveling at 135 km/h have time to react and avoid a collision.

If you see a driver displaying this type of driving behavior or other high risk driving, please call the police and we will do all we can to intercept the vehicle and deal with the driver.  Remember, a license plate is the best, plus a description of the vehicle to confirm we have the right vehicle stopped.  We wish everyone safe travels over the summer and hope you enjoy all our beautiful area has to offer.

On Friday, July 12 at approximately 4:15 a.m., a lone male entered a holiday trailer on a work site that is the caretaker’s residence.  The home owner was laying on the couch in the front of the trailer when the male climbed in through an open window into the rear bedroom.  The male was walking to the front of the trailer when the owner sat up, spooking the male who said, “Oh good morning,” then turned and slammed the bedroom door before escaping through the rear window.

There is no description of the male at this time.  The police are looking for information on this male, so if you saw anyone walking around 4 – 4:30 a.m. in the area of the Barriere River on Barriere Town Road please contact police.   This is a concerning incident that could have had a very bad outcome.

On July 13, 2013 at 8:20 a.m. police responded to a male on the side of the road in Louis Creek with a bleeding hand that was wrapped up.  Police attended and located a witness who explained the male was sitting on the side of the road, bleeding from a collision that he reported occurred around 2 a.m.  He was sitting there for quite a while before anyone called or stopped to check on him.  This collision was in a difficult location, not visible from the travel portion of the road and over 20 feet down an embankment.  The driver was sitting or wandering along the shoulder of the highway for quite a while before a motorist, who overheard the incident while at the gas station, turned back and went to check on the male.

This good samaritan sat with the male who was injured until help had arrived.  The male was picked up by a family member prior to police arrival and taken to the Royal Inland Hospital to be checked for injuries.  It was reported he had a dislocated arm and lacerations.  At this time the collision is under investigation with Motor Vehicle Act charges pending.


Just Posted

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Skijoring gets your “giddyup” going in Clearwater

By Dawn McCormick The second annual Skijoring event took place at the… Continue reading

Veteran Welcome Program instigated by Legion

Members of the Barriere Legion Branch 242 recently announced that the Legion… Continue reading

Check out the banned books at the Barriere Library

Barriere Head Librarian, Pam Rudd, tells that this year is the 35th… Continue reading

Meet Alice at the upcoming Mad Hatter Tea Party

On Mar. 9, 2019, a certain young lady named Alice will be… Continue reading

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Man wanted for sex trafficking, confinement may be heading to B.C.

Kevin Myrthil, 26, is also accused of assault on a 19-year-old woman at an Edmonton hotel

Northern B.C. train derailment due to broken axle could happen again: TSB

CN coal train derailment caused by broken axle can happen again without a different way to inspect

Former B.C. fire chief sues his city after termination

Keith Green’s civil claim says that he believes he was wrongfully terminated

Most Read