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POLICE BEAT

Unlocked vehicles targetted by thief

A late-night thief is looking for easy targets in the Willow Point area.

RCMP is warning the public following a rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the area.

Police advise to remove all valuables from your vehicle, lock the doors and to park in a secure garage or under a motion-activated light.

If you see anyone suspicious call police immediately.

Pedestrian hit

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car on March 20, around 11 p.m.

According to police, the pedestrian was trying to cross Dogwood Street, at 2nd Avenue, when they were struck by a 2006 BMW. The vehicle was heading north on Dogwood and had the green light.

The driver did not see the pedestrian until the impact.

The pedestrian suffered serious head, face and leg injuries and was transported to Campbell River Hospital then later on to hospital in Victoria. The matter is still under investigation

Distracted driver

A male driver caused a three-vehicle accident after trying to prevent packages from sliding off his passenger seat.

The accident occurred March 19, around 4:30 p.m., on the Island Highway in front of the downtown ferry terminal.

As he tried to “save” the packages, he rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped in front of him which in turn hit another vehicle due to the impact.

No one was injured and the man was given a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Impaired drivers

Shortly before midnight on Saturday, a police officer on patrol noticed a vehicle being driven erratically on Woodburn Road.

When the officer stopped the vehicle, the 52-year-old female driver showed signs of impairment and then blew three times over the legal limit.

She is now facing impaired driving charges and her vehicle was impounded.

On March 22, around 1 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a minor collision on 2nd Avenue.

A 42-year-old female driver had backed into two parked and had been drinking. She was given a three-day driving prohibition and charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for Driving without Due Care and Attention. The vehicle was also impounded.

 

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