impaired driving

“Remember that none of us are immune to the consequences of poor winter driving habits,” advises Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Photo: Trail Times

November starts with plenty of calls to Trail RCMP

Fruitvale crash, salty senior and more

 

Photo of the Oct. 21 crash scene. Trail police are searching for one of the drivers. Photo: Trail RCMP

Driver disappears from crash scene; Trail RCMP asking for tips

Anyone with information about the location of the driver is asked to call the detachment

 

From a break-in to another complaint about the same suspect, an impaired driver and more, October calls to the Trail RCMP show no signs of slowing down. Image: RCMP logo

Break-in damages at Trail business; police find burglar still inside

Briefs from the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment

 

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October turning out to be busy for Trail RCMP

Briefs from the Trail and Greater District police detachment

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Pepper spray, with an active ingredient called capsaicin, is derived from chili peppers. When sprayed, capsaicin inflames the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and lungs, causing temporary loss of sight and nasal congestion. Photo: File

Trail RCMP deal with an erratic person

The man was subsequently arrested for causing a disturbance

Pepper spray, with an active ingredient called capsaicin, is derived from chili peppers. When sprayed, capsaicin inflames the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and lungs, causing temporary loss of sight and nasal congestion. Photo: File
UBC students Emily Selwood and Evan Smith were killed on Sept. 26, 2021 after a vehicle veered into them while they were walking on the sidewalk. Tim Goerner of Vancouver now faces charges for their deaths. (Photos courtesy of B.C. RCMP)

22-year-old charged with impaired driving in 2021 deaths of UBC students

Tim Goerner of Vancouver faces 6 counts related to deaths of Evan Smith and Emily Selwood

UBC students Emily Selwood and Evan Smith were killed on Sept. 26, 2021 after a vehicle veered into them while they were walking on the sidewalk. Tim Goerner of Vancouver now faces charges for their deaths. (Photos courtesy of B.C. RCMP)
Crime prevention can be as simple as locking your car. Photo: Jeff Siepman/Unsplash
Crime prevention can be as simple as locking your car. Photo: Jeff Siepman/Unsplash
The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File

RCMP help rescue neglected pets in Fruitvale

Police says both animals continue to do well in care of shelter staff.

The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File
After meeting with Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin and council in August 2020, the RCMP stepped up foot patrols in downtown Trail. “The city takes our citizens’ concerns and safety very seriously,” Pasin said. “These are very challenging times and we are very aware of the unwanted activity in our city. Although increased foot patrols won’t solve all the issues we are currently facing, it is a proactive step in the right direction.” Photo: RCMP

Trail RCMP report Q1 crime numbers

Numbers are fairly static to last year’s first quarter, with a few exceptions.

After meeting with Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin and council in August 2020, the RCMP stepped up foot patrols in downtown Trail. “The city takes our citizens’ concerns and safety very seriously,” Pasin said. “These are very challenging times and we are very aware of the unwanted activity in our city. Although increased foot patrols won’t solve all the issues we are currently facing, it is a proactive step in the right direction.” Photo: RCMP
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Trail police nab 4 impaired drivers over long weekend

Police do not have to suspect that a driver is impaired before they stop a vehicle.

Photo: Penticton Western News/File
Trail police recently nabbed two drunk drivers after they allegedly failed roadside breath tests. Photo: RCMP

Second week of April brings a range of calls to Trail RCMP

Police release details on calls attended in Trail area from April 6 to April 12

Trail police recently nabbed two drunk drivers after they allegedly failed roadside breath tests. Photo: RCMP
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Man fined, towed a stone’s throw from Trail police station

The man claimed he was unaware that his beverage contained alcohol.

(Trail Times file photo)
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Trail RCMP: Winter Carnival sees increase in impaired drivers

Drinking and driving remains cause for concern despite cancellation of most Winter Carnival events

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Victoria police nab 24 impaired drivers over busy long weekend

Backlog of paperwork and towing orders prompt police to shut down Saturday roadblock an hour early

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A B.C. police officer shows an approved roadside screening device. Photo: Saanich News file

Woman caught passed out behind the wheel in Trail

Police located the 38-year old in her parked but still running car, and had to rouse her awake.

A B.C. police officer shows an approved roadside screening device. Photo: Saanich News file
Presently in Canada, it is illegal to be in possession of a personal stun gun. Use of this tool is only licensed to federal and provincial police officers. The personal use of stun guns by unlicensed civilians is considered to be illegal and considered under the Canadian Criminal Code to be the equivalent of a weapon. Anyone found importing or in possession of a personal stun gun and is not a licensed law enforcement officer can be prosecuted under the Canadian Criminal Code. Photo: BC RCMP

Trail man faces weapons charge after police confiscate stun gun

The incident took place on Sunday near downtown Trail

Presently in Canada, it is illegal to be in possession of a personal stun gun. Use of this tool is only licensed to federal and provincial police officers. The personal use of stun guns by unlicensed civilians is considered to be illegal and considered under the Canadian Criminal Code to be the equivalent of a weapon. Anyone found importing or in possession of a personal stun gun and is not a licensed law enforcement officer can be prosecuted under the Canadian Criminal Code. Photo: BC RCMP
Damage is seen on a school bus after an impaired driver allegedly hit the vehicle Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Burnaby RCMP)

School bus of kids struck by suspected impaired driver in Burnaby

Mounties found a stash of illicit drugs, cash and several weapons inside of the suspect’s car

Damage is seen on a school bus after an impaired driver allegedly hit the vehicle Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Burnaby RCMP)
Mounties say they busted an identical set of twins driving impaired a morning roadblock May 29 (Burnaby RCMP)

1 after another, B.C. Mounties catch identical twins driving drunk

‘Two drivers on the road who shouldn’t be,’ says Cpl. Mike Kalanj about a May 29 incident in Burnaby

Mounties say they busted an identical set of twins driving impaired a morning roadblock May 29 (Burnaby RCMP)
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RCMP take two impaired Rossland drivers off the road

Two Rossland men have temporarily lost their driving privileges

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Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Driver in head-on crash in Surrey was suffering possible drug overdose

This marks the third drug-impaired driving incident in a week, Surrey RCMP say

Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)