Creston drivers pay for various infractions

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  • Oct. 24, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 72 calls for service from Oct. 10-16, Cpl. Monte Taylor said on Monday.

October 11

•The driver of a blue Toyota that was reported to have passed a school bus displaying flashing lights was located and given a warning. Taylor reminds readers that all traffic from both directions is required to stop when a school bus has its lights flashing. The fine for not doing so is $167.

•A Cook Street parking lot hit and run driver in a gold-brown pickup was located and issued a $368 ticket for failing to remain at the scene.

•Police tracked down a male driver reported as having no licence in the 200 block of 16th Avenue North. He was issued a $598 ticket, a court appearance is pending and the vehicle was impounded.

•A female was located at her home after it was reported that she had driven through a stop sign, hit a vehicle and fled the scene on 24th Street in Lister. She admitted to having been intoxicated but said she had no memory of the incident. She was issued tickets for failing to remain at the scene ($368), disobeying a stop sign ($167) and failing to keep to the right ($109).

•A male driver who was followed from a Canyon Street parking lot was stopped on Elm Street and found to be impaired. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

October 12

•An abandoned 911 call from the 11000 block of Hall Road at Sanca Creek was determined to have been caused by phone line problems.

•A elderly female called for an ambulance because her husband was not breathing. When emergency personnel arrived it was determined the husband was actually in the hospital at the time. His wife was taken to the same location for an assessment.

October 13

•A male on Cedar Street reported that his wife has been cashing cheques made out to him without his knowledge. The situation has been going on since 2003. Police are investigating.

•When patrolling police noticed a car running a stop sign on Northwest Boulevard, the 37-year-old female driver was followed. She ran another stop sign and was stopped, where tests revealed she was over the legal alcohol limit. She was issued two tickets for running stop signs ($167 each) and another for failing to produce a driver’s licence ($81). Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

October 14

•Creston police served a summons on a Creston male on behalf of Kelowna RCMP. He is charged with theft under $5,000.

•Creston RCMP assisted the traffic division by getting a statement from a witness to a fatal accident in the Castlegar area.

•A female in Gray Creek reported that the father of her child was intoxicated when in custody of the child, in breach of a court order.

•When the driver of a 1998 black Ford Explorer nearly hit a police car on 15th Avenue North, he was stopped and found to be over the legal limit for alcohol. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

October 15

•A vehicle did doughnuts on the lawn and gravel drive of a residence in the 100 block of Canyon Street, causing considerable damage.

•A $2,500 bicycle that was stolen from Maple Place was later recovered and returned to its owner.

•Police checking vehicles on Kootenay River Road noticed an approaching vehicle pull over. When they to got the vehicle, it was unoccupied, but they later found the driver who fled because he was “scared”, he said. He had also been consuming alcohol. The vehicle was towed and he was given a warning because police couldn’t prove he had been driving.

October 16

•Police received two reports about a pit bull that attacked pedestrians in the 100 block of 19th Avenue North. No injuries were reported and the incidents have been referred to the Town of Creston bylaw department.

•Five males were reported to be pulling a naked male on skis on Pine Street. The complainant apparently didn’t notice whether the skis were downhill or cross-country models.

•A male driver was hospitalized after missing a turn at the Yahk Slough Bridge at an excessive speed, hitting a concrete barrier and flipping his vehicle. He was also issued a $368 ticket for driving without due care.