Truck rolls on Highway 16

A driver rolled her truck on Highway 16 just outside of Houston last Wednesday, after losing control while trying to pass another vehicle.

A driver rolled her truck on Highway 16 just outside of Houston last Wednesday, after losing control while trying to pass another vehicle.

The woman in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt, fortunately for her, and was not injured in the accident, said RCMP Sergeant Rose. “Otherwise she likely would have been ejected from the vehicle,” he said.

The woman was coming out of town, between Sullivan Motor Products and Buck Flats Road, and was pulling back into her lane after passing another vehicle when she lost control, skidding one way, overcorrecting and then skidding the other way until hitting the dirt shoulder and rolling the truck, said Sergeant Rose.

The other driver had sped up when the woman tried to pass, and though investigation is ongoing, Sergeant Rose says charges will likely be laid against both drivers.

Sergeant Rose wants to remind drivers that if they have concerns about dangerous or illegal driving, they need to call the RCMP rather then try to police the roads themselves.

Rose also wants to remind drivers that they must slow down near a crash site or whenever they see emergency vehicles.

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This past week, police also responded to an alarm at the Legion, and found someone inside while clearing the building, said RCMP Sergeant Rose.

The person was arrested and charged with promise to appear in court, he said.

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This past week, police also got several calls from people who had found loose dogs.

Sergeant Rose wants people to know that neither the RCMP nor the District will deal with loose dogs after business hours.

The District is more than willing to come get loose dogs during business hours, but if a loose dog is seen after hours, they need to need to be left or kept until the following day, said Sergeant Rose, adding that the RCMP will respond to calls after hours about vicious or dangerous dogs.