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RCMP Report Jan. 12-19

Driving infractions lead the way

  • Jan. 20, 2016 11:00 a.m.

While conducting patrols, during the early morning hours on Jan. 12, a member of the Comox Valley RCMP conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, the constable initiated an impaired driving investigation. The driver was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and received a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Unsafe passing

The Comox Valley RCMP was advised of a single vehicle rollover collision on Jan. 12. A Comox Valley RCMP municipal traffic member attended the scene. The investigation revealed that the vehicle had been attempting to pass another vehicle in the heavy rain and began hydroplaning, hit the ditch and rolled. The driver was issued a violation ticket for speed relative to conditions. The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind drivers to slow down when highway conditions deteriorate.

Excessive speed

On Jan. 13, while conducting speed enforcement on Lake Trail Road in Courtenay, a vehicle was stopped for speeding. The vehicle had been coming out of the school zone, and was doing 120 km/h as it entered the 50 km/h zone. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

High driver

While on routine patrol, during the early evening hours of Jan. 13, a Comox Valley RCMP member conducted a traffic stop. An impaired by drug investigation was started during the stop. It was found that the driver had smoked marijuana before driving. The driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.

Crime prevention

In the early morning hours of Jan. 15, a member of the Comox Valley RCMP conducted patrols and issued Auto Crime Prevention Notices along First Street in Courtenay. If a vehicle was located to have been unlocked, have open windows or items in plain view, a notice, which provides tips and encouragement to remove personal belongings and ensure vehicles are locked, was left for the owners.

Impaired

During the early morning hours of Jan. 16, a Comox Valley RCMP constable conducted a traffic stop which resulted in an impaired driving investigation. The driver was found to have consumed alcohol before driving and was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for three days.

Another high driver

During early evening patrols in Comox, on Jan. 16, a Comox Valley RCMP member conducted a check on a vehicle. The driver was found to have been smoking marijuana and was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.

Concrete scam

On Jan. 16, the Comox Valley RCMP was advised of a scam that had occurred. It was reported that a male had attended a residence and entered into a verbal contract to have some concrete work done in the driveway. The victim paid the male a deposit for the work, but the male never returned, and the work was never completed. The Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind the public to be wary of phone solicitations and door-to-door salespeople. Always ensure you use an accredited contractor and use written contracts for work done on your home. Many people feel embarrassed after falling victim to these scams, and do not report them to the RCMP. It is important that these crimes are reported, for yourself, and to help others from becoming victims. If you, or someone you know, have been a victim of this type of crime call the Canadian Anti-Fraud centre at 1-888-495-8501 or the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

 

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