Creston RCMP responded to 64 for calls for service from January 15-22, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday. Several curious incidents were triggered by the over-consumption of alcohol.
• A vehicle theft near Wynndel remains under investigation by police.
• Alcohol appears to have been a factor when a male threw his sister’s keys into the snow. The resulting disturbance in downtown Creston led to his arrest for a night in police cells.
• Police located a person who was reported to be possibly impaired and driving at 10:40 a.m. He was not driving when located and police warned him not to drive in his condition. Later, he was found operating his vehicle and, after failing a breath test, was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• Three separate crashes on an icy Highway 3 required RCMP investigations and assistance. Currie reminds drivers to be cautious and to adjust driving practices for road conditions.
• After receiving a report about a naked male downtown, police identified him by the description provided and took him to the hospital for assessment.
• A report was received about an elderly female lying in the middle of Highway 3 in Erickson. She was intoxicated and had fallen off her motorized wheelchair.
• A short time later, still in the early morning hours, police got a complaint from a taxi customer who reported the driver was intoxicated when she rode in the vehicle. He was located, still operating the cab, blew a fail on the roadside breath test and got a 90-day driving prohibition. The cab was impounded for 30 days.
• An aggressive driver was found to have consumed alcohol and was given a 24-hour driving suspension.
• A patrolling officer recognized a driver known to be currently suspended. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was indeed suspended and also impaired. Breath samples indicated a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit and he has been charged with criminal offenses including impaired driving.
• Police got a report that a firearm had been pointed during a domestic disturbance. They attended and diffused the situation with no injury to themselves or the subjects. The investigation continues.