News Stories for 2016-01-19 – 2016-01-25
While conducting a traffic stop in Courtenay, during the early morning hours on January 20th, the driver of a vehicle was determined to have consumed alcohol before driving. The driver was issued a 3 day driving prohibition and their vehicle was impounded for 3 days. (2016-722)
On January 20th, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a 2 vehicle collision on the 4400 Block of Marsden Rd, in Courtenay. Investigation revealed that the driver of a Dodge pickup truck had pulled out of a driveway onto the path of a Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper struck the Dodge in a manner that caused the Pickup to roll over onto its side. It was believed, by the investigating officer, that the Pickup driver had consumed alcohol before driving. A breath sample was refused, as such, the driver was served a 90 Immediate Roadside prohibition, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. (2016-739)
Early in the morning hours of January 21st, a Constable of the Comox Valley RCMP attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a vehicle. The driver parked the vehicle and attempted to flee. After a short foot pursuit, the driver was caught, arrested and lodged into the Comox Valley RCMP cells. The driver was held for a court appearance, later that day. Charges of Flight from police, Breach probation and drive while prohibited were recommended to Crown Counsel. (2016-753)
The evening of January 21st found three class 7 drivers driving contrary to their restrictions. In three separate traffic stops, the class 7 ‘N’ drivers had been found to be driving with alcohol in their system. All three drivers were issued 12 hour driving suspensions and violation tickets for ‘drive contrary to restrictions’. The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind young drivers that having a driver’s license is a privilege and there is zero tolerance with the restrictions imposed on class 7 L and N licenses.
While conducting speed enforcement on Hwy 19, near Cook Creek, on January 22nd, a vehicle was stopped for excessive speeding. The vehicle was found to have been travelling 140 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. The driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days. (2016-815)
On January 23rd, while conducting speed enforcement on Hwy 19, a motorcycle was found to have been travelling 180 km/h, near the Dove Creek Rd intersection. A second police unit north of the incident was advised and the motorcyclist was stopped. The rider was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and the motorcycle was impounded. (2016-862)
Between midnight and 2:30 am, on January 24th, The Comox Valley RCMP were busy taking intoxicated drivers off the road. One driver was issued a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition, two drivers were issued 90 day immediate roadside prohibitions and the last driver refused to provide a breath sample, as such, also received a 90 day roadside prohibition. All vehicles were impounded as well.
During the early morning hours of January 25th, the Comox Valley RCMP were advised of an erratic driver in the Green Ave/Mcleod Rd area of Courtenay. The vehicle was located and the driver was found to have consumed alcohol. The driver was issued a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 3 days. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for no insurance, no drivers licence, wrong number plate and possess opened liquor in a motor vehicle. (2016-916)
A stolen vehicle was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on January 25th. A pickup truck was taken from the 200 block of 8th Ave. The truck is described as a 1991, Green Ford F-150 pickup bearing British Columbia licence plates JL7632 and the truck has a camper in the box. If you have seen this vehicle, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-920)
A mischief that occurred sometime over the weekend on the 700 block of Mcphee Ave, in Courtenay was reported on January 25th. An unknown person threw a rock at a window, breaking the outer pane of glass. If you have any information regarding this mischief, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (2016-920)
As the weather warms up, and more bicyclists hit the road, the Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind riders of several things. As a cyclist you must wear a helmet and are to follow the same rules of the road as motor vehicles. Violation tickets may be issued for several offences, including, but not limited to, riding on a sidewalk (sec 183(2)(a) MVA---$109 fine), Cycle without required helmet (sec 184(1) MVA---$29 fine) and Fail to obey traffic control device (sec 125 MVA---$121). For more cycling regulations, restrictions and rules of the road, visit http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/cycling/cycling-regulations-restrictions-rules.