Smithers RCMP says the vast majority of people had fun without causing disturbances at the Telkwa BBQ.

RCMP deal with fights at Telkwa BBQ

Police say most had fun without issue, but some arrests were made for fighting, public intoxication and impaired driving.

  • Sep. 9, 2016 8:00 p.m.

The Village of Telkwa had 15 police-related files over the Telkwa BBQ long weekend, nine of which occurred at the BBQ grounds during one of the events.

The incidents included causing a disturbance (four files), public intoxication (two files), assault (one file) and impaired operation of a motor vehicle (two files).

Most incidents occurred during the rock and country & western concerts on Sept. 3 and 4. While the vast majority of attendees were well behaved and enjoyed the community event, there was a total of eight arrests for fighting and public intoxication. All individuals were lodged in police cells until sober and released without Criminal Code charges.

The driver of an ATV was arrested near the site and charged with impaired operation. Citizens are reminded that Criminal Code impaired driving charges apply to all motorized vehicles including ATVs, snow machines, trail bikes and power boats.


Released by Staff Sgt. Rob Mitchell

Smithers RCMP

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