Here’s a recipe for arrest: Drink and drive an uninsured ATV on the highway while towing a boat.
On Oct. 4 city RCMP officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 28 and Willow Road.
“A male had been driving an uninsured ATV on the road while towing a small boat,” RCMP Staff Sergeant Troy Beauregard reports. “The male lost control of the ATV rolling it, as a result the boat trailer broke free crashing into a nearby truck.”
The driver was injured and transported to hospital with a fractured shoulder and hip.
It was determined that the 25-year-old Campbell River man was impaired. Charges are pending drug test results.
A truck’s funeral
At 3 a.m. Oct. 2 RCMP responded to a report of a hit and run after a GMC truck had collided with Sutton’s Funeral Home embedding itself in the building. Beauregard says an RCMP civilian employee came across the crash moments after it occurred and observed a male fleeing. Investigators tracked the driver to a residence where he was arrested. He was charged with multiple offences under the Motor Vehicle Act including Failing to Remain at Collision Scene.
Sutten’s Funeral Home Manager Amy Gordon says: “There was structural damage. You can see skid marks on the front lawn. For the security of the families we serve, the necessary steps were taken to secure the building until repairs can take place.”
Drunks attack officer
An RCMP officer responded to a report of a man and two women intoxicated and causing a disturbance and interrupting traffic downtown on Oct. 5.
The male became combative and attempted to strike the officer. The officer took the male to the ground to control him when the two females intervened by assaulting the officer.
“Two civilian witnesses then offered assistance to the officer,” Beauregard says. “The officer was able to control the male and handcuff him while back up officers arrived. It was determined that the male had attempted to strike the officer with a hammer.”
All three are facing charges of Assaulting a Police Officer and Obstruction. The officer was not injured.
“The RCMP would like to thank the civilian witnesses for coming to the aid of the member during this incident,” the staff sergeant says.
10 impaired drivers
RCMP road checks Friday and Saturday evening netted 10 impaired drivers. Drivers were issued three-day suspensions, 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions and Criminal Code charges. Three were impaired by drugs.