Drunk driver caught speeding at 167 km/h on Highway 16

Houston/Granisle police reported a speeding drunk driver and a serious assault in Granisle recently, as well as thefts of unlocked cars.

A drunk driver was caught speeding at 167 km/h on Highway 16 as she passed a vehicle in the Deep Creek area on Tuesday, July 10.

After failing a roadside alcohol screening, she was given a 90-day licence suspension, a 30-day vehicle suspension, and a ticket between $368 and $483 for excessive speed.

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A man was severely assaulted by his brother and sister at a loud party held July 17 at a house on Eaglenest Crescent, near Granisle.

Found bleeding on the right side of his chin with several cuts and scrapes on his face, the injured man was taken to Burns Lake hospital around 1 a.m.

The following morning, the injured man’s brother attacked the remaining residents in the house and smashed out a front window.

The injured brother declined to press assault charges, and his sister declined to press charges for the smashed window.

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Police are warning residents to lock their vehicle doors after a wallet and loose money were stolen from two unlocked cars in Houston recently.

On the morning of Friday, July 20, the owner of a hatchback parked on Hagman Crescent reported a stolen wallet. All the car doors were locked, but not the hatchback trunk, which had a lock that didn’t work.

In the afternoon of Friday, July 13, $5 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside the Kodiak Apartments on Hagman Crescent.