RCMP road-check program in full swing

Smithers RCMP responded to 95 calls for service during the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, and are reminding people to not drink and drive.

  • Dec. 4, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Smithers RCMP responded to approximately 95 calls for service during the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.

Nov. 27 – Smithers RCMP received a report of a black Chevrolet pickup backing into a red Pontiac Pursuit as the Pursuit was turning into the parking lot in front of the Telkwa Pub on Riverside Street. The pickup then took off without speaking to the driver of the Pursuit. No licence plate number was obtained. Police are requesting the public report any knowledge they have on this collision.

During this week, Smithers RCMP issued four immediate roadside prohibitions which resulted in a 90-day roadside driving prohibition due to the driver having more alcohol in their body than legally allowed. Though these circumstances were the results of road-checks and not from the public, Smithers RCMP continue to encourage the public to call in concerns about drinking and driving.

On Dec. 1 and 2, Smithers RCMP responded to five motor vehicle incidents. Weather played a factor, causing the roads to become slippery. Some of the incidents resulted in significant damages; fortunately, there were only minor injuries in one incident. Smithers RCMP would like to remind motorists to consider the road conditions, slow down accordingly, and expect to take longer to get to their destination than during the summer.

The annual road-check program will be in full swing this month. Smithers RCMP would like to remind motorists to take their time to consider alternative options, such as designated drivers, prior to attending a function and drinking alcohol.


Released by Cst. L.R. Stryde

Smithers RCMP