POLICE BRIEFS – Collision in construction zone

Two vehicles collided on the Blueberry Paulson Wednesday morning, eight kilometers west of the Nancy Green Junction.

Two vehicles collided on the Blueberry Paulson Wednesday morning, eight kilometers west of the Nancy Green Junction.

A truck was stopped due to traffic control for a paving operation just after 9 a.m. when a woman driving westbound in a car was unable to stop and collided with the rear of the truck, said Trail RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.

Though her car was heavily damaged, the woman driving alone wasn’t hurt from the incident. She is facing charges with driving without due care and attention.

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A 51-year-old Castlegar woman, who attempted to murder her father, has been sentenced.

Robyn Mackay has received a jail sentence of six years for an incident that occurred on August 15 last year, according to Castlegar RCMP.

Police received a report of an elderly man falling victim to a stabbing in his home. When the police attended the house on the 800 block of Sixth Avenue, a 73-year-old man was found with stab wounds all over his body. He has since recovered from his injuries.

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A 31-year-old Castlegar man has been sentenced to a total of 90 days of jail time, following several run-ins with the cops.

Joshua Street is guilty of assault with intent to resist arrest and refusing to provide a breath sample, plus several counts of breaching court conditions while out in the community, and theft from a liquor store from an older charge in November of last year.

“This incident stemmed from a motor-vehicle accident (on March 31) in which Street was driving, left the road and ended up in the ditch,” explained Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “During the course of his arrest, he assaulted one of the police officers and once in the police vehicle, he damaged the door by kicking it numerous times. When provided the opportunity to provide a breath sample, Street refused.”