Road checks net impaired driver

“In whole the general public were thankful to see members keeping the roads safe during the holiday season,” said RCMP Cpl. Judson Mayes.

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Midway RCMP report that on New Year’s Eve they conducted multiple check stops. “Several infractions were investigated,” said Cpl. Judson Mayes in an email to the Times.

A male driver was given a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) for impaired driving over the legal limit, a ticket was issued under the Motor Vehicle Act for a defective vehicle infraction and a young male driver was found in violation of the Motor Vehicle Act restrictions for having more than one passenger in his vehicle.

Mayes said that check stops continued in Greenwood and Midway through the night. “In total, approximately 150 vehicles were stopped, checked and wished a Happy New Year and safe travel.

“In whole the general public were thankful to see two members from the Kootenay traffic section and two Midway members, keeping the roads safe during the holiday season,” said Mayes.

Files from earlier in the holiday season included a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3 west of the weigh scales and east of Ingram Bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at about 7 p.m. The female driver of one of the vehicles received minor head injuries. According to RCMP, extreme foggy conditions were the main cause to the collision.

Motorists are to be mindful to slow down during such winter weather conditions, and drive with caution.


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