Police fine driver over $500 for speeding

The 'Learner' driver was stopped on Highway 16 by Morgan Road, going 162 kilometres per hour.

Police severely fined and charged a driver stopped by Morgan Road east of Houston at 6:30 p.m. July 14. Cnt. Mike Thom says the driver was a ‘Learner’ and going 162 kilometres per hour. Police charged and fined the driver $368 for excessive speed, $276 for driving contrary to class, and impounded the vehicle for seven days.

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A moose ran into the side of a van on Highway 118 at 10 p.m. July 9. Cnt. Thom says the vehicle was a write off, the married couple in the van were not seriously injured and the moose ran off.

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Police stopped an impaired driver at 10:30 p.m. July 10 at Highway 16 and Butler Avenue. Cnt. Thom says the driver refused a breath test, and was charged for that and impaired driving.

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A vehicle hit the ditch on Buck Flats Road at 4:45 a.m. July 11. Cnt. Thom says police found the driver impaired and served him a 90-day driving prohibition, charged him for breach, and impounded the vehicle for 30 days. The driver was no seriously injured but the vehicle damage was estimated over $1,000.

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Police arrested a drunk female at a Bulkley River beach near the east overpass at 2 p.m. July 12. Cnt. Thom says the female was fined $115 and charged for being drunk in public.

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Police are investigating a theft at a local store at 4:30 p.m. July 14. Cnt. Thom says a female bought something with a debit card and asked for cash back. Then she grabbed the cash and card and left before the clerk realized the transaction failed.

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Police got a report of a disturbance at the Nadina Apartment at 11 p.m. July 14. Cnt. Thom says police kicked the people out of the apartment, which was supposed to be vacant, and are contemplating charges against four people. A fifth female was arrested on warrants.