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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Highway 1 closed near Golden for high avalanche danger

DriveBC does not give an estimation for reopening

Kicking Horse Update Friday January 24

Kicking Horse reports 9 cm of snow in the last 24 hours,… Continue reading

Highway Update, Friday January 24

A vehicle incident has led to Highway 1 being closed in both… Continue reading

Trans-Canada to close at 11 a.m. for avalanche work

The highway will be closed until 2 p.m.

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Risk of coronavirus low in B.C. as first case emerges in Toronto: officials

There have been no confirmed cases of the virus in B.C.

Most Read