RCMP rack up drinking driver charges

Creston RCMP responded to 93 calls for assistance from August 14-20.

Creston RCMP responded to 93 calls for assistance from August 14-20, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday. A number of drinking drivers found themselves without vehicles after suspensions and impoundments were issued.

August 14

• When police arrived at a local business where a female was causing a disturbance after being refused entry they found her yelling that she needed a drink of water. She was directed to where she could find a drink without causing a disturbance.

• When police investigated a report of a stolen boat they determined that it had been sold by an estranged partner.

• A vehicle stop in Erickson on Highway 21 revealed that the driver was under suspension. He was given a ticket and, probably worse for him, his mother’s car was impounded for 7 days.

August 15

• Police were called to Boswell, where a number of storage units had been broken into, with thefts occurring.

• A picnic table was reported stolen from Centennial Park.

• When a driver known to police as being unlicensed was stopped in Canyon he brought a lot more trouble onto himself. He took a drink of liquor from a passenger in view of police, which led to his arrest and being charged with obstructing a peace officer. He ended up with a 90-day driving suspension, 30-day vehicle impoundment and a criminal charge for obstruction, as well as tickets for driving without a licence and consuming liquor in public.

August 16

• An intoxicated driver stopped for erratic driving led to a 90-day driving suspension and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. The driver was apologetic afterward.

• Another driver stopped on Canyon Street for erratic driving denied having consumed alcohol, then said he had drunk two beers. A roadside breath test indicated otherwise, and he was issued a 90-day driving suspension and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. His intoxicated female passenger was warned that she could be arrested due to her constant interference during the investigation.

August 17

• Police stopped another known unlicensed driver who also had been consuming liquor. The repeat offender was given a 24-hour driving suspension and a ticket for driving without a licence.

• When police responded to a report of a dispute in West Creston they found residents yelling to scare off a grizzly bear.

• Two fire occurrences required investigation, one involving fireworks in Lister and the other a campfire in Yahk.

• An intoxicated male was roused in a field in Creston and initially attempted to fight with police. He was held in police cells without further incident and apologized upon release.

August 18

• A property owner on Highway 21 was ticketed for starting a fire during a restricted period. It was extinguished without incident.

• A vehicle was impounded when the known suspended driver was stopped in Creston. He was charged for driving while prohibited.

• A male found walking his dog after a court-ordered curfew was arrested for breaching his conditions.

August 19

• An investigation into a series of break and enters and thefts that happened overnight in five residences and four businesses led police to four local male suspects. All were held in custody pending a hearing and two vehicles were seized.

• An intoxicated male was arrested after an assault in Lister and held for a hearing before a judge. He was also found to be in breach of conditions from an earlier assault charge.

• Police located an impaired driver in Lister after getting a call from a witness. She was given a 90-day driving suspension and 30-day vehicle impoundment, along with a charge of driving while prohibited.

August 20

• A suspect faces charges after being arrested following a domestic assault in Crawford Bay.

• Police were called to a dispute over a squatter in a trailer on private property.

• Police diffused an argument stemming from the use of an incarcerated person’s residence for a party.

Just Posted

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Town endorses cannabis applications

Three applications for provincial non-medical cannabis retail store licences got Town Council… Continue reading

Mobile breast cancer screening coming to Creston

To book a screening mammogram call 1-800-663-9203. A doctor’s referral is not required.

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Free farm succession planning workshop in Creston

The one-day workshop provides an overview of the succession planning process followed by detailed presentations by farm succession experts in accounting, law, insurance, and financing.

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Most Read