(Photo by Đoàn Ngọc Thành on Unsplash)

Booze seized at ‘Stag Night’ in the Pend D’Oreille

Trail RCMP report on confiscated alcohol during check points

No “paddles” were confiscated from high school students on stag night in the Pend D’Oreille.

But a boatload of booze was seized at road stops set up by the Trail RCMP on Tuesday night.

Around 80 vehicles were checked at two inspection points, reported Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, from the Trail and Greater District detachment, in a Wednesday morning news brief.

Previous: Police keeping close watch on Stag Night

As a result of these check stops, police seized: one bottle of 1.14 litre of hard alcohol (40 ounce); four 375 ml bottles of hard alcohol (mickey); 88 cans of alcoholic coolers/hard ice and lemonade type beverages; one mini-bottle of Peach Schnapps ; and 16 beer.

He did clarify that the young party-goers who were stopped, had made arrangements for designated drivers.

“The students all had dedicated sober drivers to take them to and from the site,” Wicentowich confirmed.

“Each student was warned that paddling another student would be considered an offence of Assault with a Weapon contrary to Section 267 of the Criminal Code,” he added.

“The RCMP will follow up with an education talk with the J.L. Crowe high school students at a future date.”

Besides alcohol confiscation, warnings were issued to two drivers for operating a vehicle without their “N.”

On Tuesday afternoon, the detachment reported that the RCMP were made aware of an unsanctioned Grade 11 and 12 known as “Stag Night,” planned in the Pend D’Oreille near the Seven Mile Dam.

Police were aware there would be consumption of alcohol by minors, and Wicentowich revealed “hazing” was reportedly planned for younger people attending this party.

“The ‘hazing’ consists of paddling younger students (Grade 11 and below) with wooden paddles,” the sergeant said.

He warned that the RCMP would be setting up an inspection check point on Seven Mile Dam Road with the intention of inspecting all vehicles attending the party, under the authority of the Liquor Licencing and Control Act.

Wicentowich advised that police would be seizing alcohol in possession of minors as well as excess liquor from adults attending the party, if officers believed it would be consumed by youth.

Wooden paddles would be seized, as a weapon, due to their purpose to assault other students.

“The RCMP would like to remind those of the recent tragedy early this year in this area in which two youth died in a motor vehicle accident on Seven Mile Dam Road,” he said.

“The RCMP want to ensure the event is a safe event and good time for all in attendance.”



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Jumbo Valley to be protected, ending decades-long dispute over proposed ski resort

Development rights permanently retired for site of proposed year-round ski resort west of Invermere

Trust delivers social grants, several in Trail and Rossland

Columbia Basin Trust supports 31 projects with $680,000 in social grants

FedEx distribution centre coming to Castlegar

Development permit for ground facility before council next week.

Kootenay teams heading for curling provincials

Team Buchy and Team Nichols won the senior playdowns.

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Kelowna’s ‘Baby Mary’ finds biological parents after more than 30 years

Geneologist and DNA test helped her connect with her biological parents

Kelowna hotel to award couples for baby-making with Nooner deal

The deal includes a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years

On the job hunt with Nelson’s Make A Change Canada

The employment charity is organizing next week’s Kootenay Patricks, Montreal Canadiens game

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

B.C. pair ordered to pay $55,000 for oil tank discovered four years after selling home

Judge says defendants breached contract, despite being unaware of tank until basement flooded

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died in Iran plane crash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made it clear that Canada still expects Iran to compensate victims

Most Read