RCMP Report: Erratic driver the source of complaints in Golden

An erratic and intoxicated driver was seen driving dangerously around Golden before RCMP located him and issued a roadside suspension.

Erratic driver in town

On Mar. 9, Golden RCMP received a number of reports of an erratic driver.  The vehicle was said to be driving dangerously throughout town, driving in reverse and spinning the vehicle.  Officers conducted extensive patrols and located the vehicle and driver, who was found to be under the influence of alcohol.  The driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.  Other charges are being considered.

Gas theft at Reddy Mart

On Mar. 10 Police responded to a reported theft of gas at the Reddy Mart.  A Vancouver resident had stopped to fuel up, left his credit card inside for prepayment and drove off leaving his card behind.  Police were able to contact the owner who immediately returned to collect his card and settle the bill.

Lost Deer

Also on Mar. 10, a Red Deer resident became lost while attempting to locate the hotel he was staying in.  He was located walking near the highway and was found to be very wet and intoxicated.  The male was unable to recall what hotel he was staying at.  The subject was provided a warm dry place for the night until he was sober and was able to remember where he was staying.

Accident on Highway 95

Police attended to a motor vehicle incident 60 kms south of Golden on Hwy 95.  A self loading logging truck was passing under the hydro lines when the swing arm snagged the lines pulling them down onto the truck.  Police responded and spoke with the driver by phone ensuring that he did not exit his vehicle and put himself at risk of electrocution.   Hydro employees were called out to repair the lines.  It is unknown if any power outages in the area occurred as a result of the incident.  No one was injured.