That's a Kitimat RCMP vehicle parked with one from the provincial conservation officer service and another from federal fisheries. (Submitted photo)

RCMP probe Kitimat road rage incident

Kitimat RCMP report for Aug. 11 - Aug. 18

On Aug. 15 at 6:42 p.m. Kitimat RCMP received a report of a single vehicle that went off the road and down a 40-foot embankment. Police attended and BC Ambulance was on scene.

The driver reported to police that they were travelling approximately 75km/hr down the hill and hit a puddle, hydroplaning and going off the road.

The driver blames the incident on the “donut tire” on the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Police would like to take this opportunity to remind all drivers to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy and is equipped with suitable tires.

False Alarm

On Aug. 11 at 3:13 a.m. Kitimat RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm in the 800 block of Enterprise Ave. Police attended, conducted checks on the perimeter and building.

One door appeared insecure, resulting in the alarm being triggered when police checked it. Police ensured the door was secure before departing. Deemed false by attendance.

Check Stop

On Aug.11 at 9:18pm, Kitimat RCMP officers conducted a roadside check stop on Highway 37 near Forest Ave.

The check stop lasted about an hour and a half. Approximately 100 vehicles were screened for sobriety resulting in one 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

Motor Vehicle Incident

On Aug. 12 at 5:49 p.m., Kitimat RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 37 south of Kitimat.

The caller reported that both vehicles were in the ditch and they believed there were injuries.

Police attended, spoke with the driver of one of the vehicles, detected the odor of liquor on their breath and subsequently initiated a roadside investigation for impaired operation.

This driver was transported back to the Kitimat Detachment for further impaired investigation, subsequently being released with documents compelling them to court in the fall.

The other driver was assessed by BC Ambulance and transported to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Liquor Checks

On Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Kitimat RCMP officers checked the area of Anderson Creek. Police engaged with 10 people who were openly consuming alcohol near the creek.

Police took this time to educate, explaining the rationale and fines around the Liquor Control Act.

Police opted to issue written warnings and have the people pour their liquor out. All parties were co-operative and appreciated the police approach.

Fisheries Checks

On Aug. 14 at 8:05 p.m., Kitimat RCMP officers along with Department of Fisheries (DFO) conducted fisheries checks at MK Marina Bay, moving the to the Kitimat River on the Lower Dyke Rd.

Approximately 30 people were checked, the DFO issued some violation tickets.

Drinking in Vehicles

On Aug. 16 at 10:48 p.m. Kitimat RCMP officers were conducting patrols in the area of 100 Loganberry St. They observed a vehicle idling with four men inside.

There was open liquor observed in the vehicle. Occupants were issued violation tickets for open liquor; the remaining liquor was poured out.

The following day, on Aug. 17, 2022, police were patrolling the same area and observed another vehicle with occupants that were consuming alcohol, one occupant continuing to consume during the police interaction.

Occupants were issued a violation ticket for open liquor in a vehicle.

Police would like to remind the public that it is an offence to consume liquor in public (Sec 73) or in a vehicle (Sec. 76) under the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Act and offences are subject to fines of $230.