Police to increase patrols on Buck Flats Road

Police will patrol the road more closely following complaints about speeding vehicles and beer cans littered on Buck Flats Road.

Police got a report of a vehicle speeding on Buck Flats Road at 10 a.m. March 28. Constable Mike Thom said the complainant reported concern about speeding and beer cans on the road at 1 p.m. March 27. In response, police will be doing extra patrols on Buck Flats Road in the next few weeks, said Cst. Thom.

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A vehicle hit the ditch on Highway 118 ten kilometres up from Highway 16 at 6:56 a.m. March 29. Cst. Thom said the driver lost control on the icy road, went off into the ditch and rolled over. The Ambulance brought the driver to the Burns Lake Hospital with minor injuries, and the vehicle was totalled.

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Police got a report of a possible impaired driver coming from Granisle at 11:40 a.m. March 29. Cst. Thom said police found and stopped the vehicle, which had an “N” driver with four passengers. The driver failed the roadside screen, and was served a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

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Police got a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on Park Lane at 9 a.m. March 30. Cst. Thom said police attended and calmed a verbal dispute. No criminal offence was committed.

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At 11:55 a.m. March 27, police got a report of a noise disturbance at an apartment on Mountainview Drive and Hagman Crescent. Cst. Mike Thom said police told the person to turn the music down. No further complaints were made.

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Police got a report of an injured deer on Highway 16 near Nadina Road at 6:30 a.m. March 28. Cst. Mike Thom said the deer was dead by the time police arrived.

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Police got a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on Pearson Road at 7:30 a.m. March 31. Cst. Thom said police talked to a male and female involved in an argument, but no offence was committed. Because there were children in the home, police advised the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

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Police got a report of a possible impaired driver on 11th Street at 11:50 a.m. March 31. Cst. Thom said the driver has physical issues which caused the report.

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Police got a report of a male speeding by the overpass east of Houston at 4 p.m. March 31. Cst. Thom said police stopped the driver and found he was was to be served a driving prohibition. They issued the prohibition.

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Police served a truck driver an immediate roadside prohibition on Highway 16 near the Morice River Road at 8:45 p.m. March 31. Cst. Mike Thom said police stopped the driver of the tractor truck for speeding, and saw symptoms of impairment. The driver failed the roadside screening test and was served a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. The tractor truck was impounded 30 days.

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A vehicle lost control, drove over the bank and rolled over on Mountainview Drive near the ball field at 5:40 a.m. April 1. Cst. Thom said the driver was allegedly driving the 40 km/hr speed limit, but lost control on the ice. Ambulance attended and the driver had no injuries, but the vehicle damage was estimated at $35,000.

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Police got a report of a semi truck driving aggressively west of Houston at 1 p.m April 1. Cst. Thom said police stopped the semi, warned the driver about aggressive driving and served him a ticket for having an incorrect log book.