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Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 00:00
On Nov. 15 Valemount RCMP were patrolling Highway 16 near Moose Lake in the late evening and happened upon a collision. A Dodge Caravan was located facing eastbound on the westbound shoulder of the road. It appeared the vehicle lost control making a left turn over a bridge then striking the concrete barrier before coming to rest. Valemount RCMP had the vehicle removed from the Highway because of its dangerous position. The owner was later contacted and did not suffer injury. The roads in the area were slippery at the time.
On Nov. 15 McBride RCMP attended a report of a collision west of McBride on Highway 16. RCMP, EHS, and Fire Rescue attended the scene and located an unoccupied vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle had already left the scene and returned to McBride without notifying emergency services. The vehicle appeared to have struck the ditch and then rolled. The vehicle was towed, and driver later located and issued a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene.
On Nov. 16 McBride RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that crossed Highway 16 without stopping. During the stop an odour of marihuana was detected and the driver arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle incidental to arrest resulted in the seizure of marihuana and paraphernalia for destruction. The driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without consideration, and released without further charge.
On Nov. 17 Valemount RCMP responded to a single semi-tractor trailer collision on Highway 16 near the Alberta border. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was transported to Jasper Hospital by ambulance for treatment. The semi-tractor trailer was eastbound and lost control, striking the left side ditch causing the unit to spin and leave the roadway backwards toward the Yellowhead boat launch. The roads in the area were very icy and hard to stand on without sliding.
On Nov. 18 Valemount RCMP were patrolling Highway 16 near the Alberta border when they discovered a GMC van in the westbound ditch. It appeared the vehicle had rolled several times, with significant damage to the entire vehicle. The driver and passenger of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. The roads were very slippery at the time of the discovery.
On Nov. 18 McBride RCMP were called to attend a report of two males fighting on 5th Avenue and Queen St. Upon arrival police were unable to locate anyone, but on further investigation located the males at the hospital for treatment, both were unwilling to cooperate. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.
On Nov. 18 Valemount RCMP received a complaint of erratic driving involving a vehicle travelling on Highway 16 from Jasper. The complaint alleged a vehicle was all over the road and nearly rear-ended another vehicle. Patrols were conducted and the offending vehicle located south of Valemount on Highway 5. The driver denied driving erratically but was issued a violation ticket for speeding, which was witnessed by police.
On Nov. 19 Valemount RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 16 near the CVSE Scales when a Jeep Cherokee was stopped eastbound. While speaking with the driver an odour of marihuana was detected, and the driver and passenger were subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle incidental to arrest led police to seize a quantity of marihuana and paraphernalia for destruction. The driver was issued a violation ticket for speeding, and then released along with the passenger without further charge.
On Nov. 20 McBride RCMP were on patrol when they conducted a traffic stop with a GMC Sierra hauling a trailer with no lights, and speeding. Further checks revealed the trailer was also uninsured. The driver was issued violation tickets for no insurance, speeding, and no trailer lights. The trailer was also removed from the roadway and towed to McBride.
Winter is upon us and with it comes ice and snow. Please be prepared for slippery road conditions, and reduce speed to prevent collisions.
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