Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for Aug. 12 to 18:
• On Aug. 12, police attended a mischief complaint in the 5600 block of Burley Place in Sechelt, after a suspect was caught breaking a window at a residence.
The suspect, who was injured by the glass, was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment and released on a promise to appear and undertaking to appear in Sechelt provincial court.
• On Aug. 12, residents reported a male having a fire on the beach in Snickett Park despite the fire ban. The residents advised the male was argumentative, but did eventually put the fire out.
Police located and spoke with a male who advised he was just trying to cook a fish. Police explained that the fire ban included fires for cooking purposes and that there was a zero tolerance policy in place.
• On Aug. 13, a single-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 101 near Middlepoint in Madeira Park.
Paramedics had the driver and passenger out of the vehicle upon police arrival. Fortunately, no one sustained any obvious injuries. The pair was taken to hospital to be checked out as a precaution. The driver advised he was driving northbound when he lost control and the vehicle spun around and exited the roadway. The vehicle rolled onto its side and collided with a tree. The driver was issued a violation ticket for fail to keep right.
• On Aug. 13, a single-vehicle collision was reported in the 2500 block of Highway 101 in Roberts Creek. Police located a vehicle in the ditch. The sole occupant advised she had been attempting to make a right turn onto the highway, lost control and flipped her vehicle. The driver, who was taken to hospital for assessment, had no recollection of the incident other than coming to in the ditch. There was no indication of drug or alcohol impairment or of any cell phone use beforehand. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
• On Aug. 13, police attended a single-vehicle rollover in the 3800 block of Port Mellon Highway. The lone occupant and driver, was unhurt and advised that he fish tailed around a corner due to the wet road conditions and lost control.
No violation tickets were issued and the vehicle was towed.
• On Aug. 13, police attended to another single-vehicle collision on Highway 101 near Hill Road in Sechelt after an eastbound vehicle lost control and ended up in the ditch.
The driver advised he lost control coming around a corner, entered the ditch and struck the embankment which caused the vehicle to spin and hit the embankment twice more. The driver was given a violation ticket for not having valid insurance. • On Aug. 13, police attended a single-vehicle collision on Highway 101 after a southbound vehicle attempted to pass a second vehicle on Rat Portage Hill in Roberts Creek.
The first vehicle sped up, lost control and side-swiped the second vehicle then bounced across the on-coming lane of traffic and landed in the north side ditch. The driver sustained minor injuries and admitted to police that he had been speeding in an effort to pass the second vehicle, which was being driven by a relative.
No violation tickets were issued as the driver will be paying for damages to two vehicles.
• On Aug. 13, police attended a single-vehicle collision on Highway 101 by Hill Road after a BC Ambulance Service crew member reported a rolled over vehicle and a driver with minor injuries.
The driver advised she had been travelling east when she lost control going around a corner and entered the westbound ditch. It appears likely that the vehicle's worn tires contributed to the accident.
• On Aug. 14, police witnessed a vehicle northbound on the 5600 block of Wharf Avenue in Sechelt, swerving from side-to-side in its lane. Police pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver and lone occupant who advised he'd consumed alcohol a few hours prior to driving. The driver was given, and failed, two roadside alcohol-screening tests and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• On Aug. 14, police responded to a boat adrift in Garden Bay with a possibly intoxicated male aboard. The complainant advised that the boat was bumping into other boats moored at the marina and the male appeared to be having difficulty getting his anchor down.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary was called in to assist and police were able to board the boat and speak with the male who was clearly intoxicated. No actual damage appears to have occurred to the other boats. The file is still under investigation.
• On Aug. 16, police responded to a single-vehicle collision on Sechelt Inlet Road. Witnesses reported hearing the vehicle crash into a hydro pole, shearing the pole and causing a power outage. The driver attempted to flee the scene, but was apprehended by police after receiving information of the driver’s location.
The driver, a 40-year-old Campbell River man, was displaying symptoms of intoxication and was arrested for suspected impaired driving.
It was noted that the driver was also prohibited driving and facing a number of previous impaired and driving while prohibited charges. The driver submitted breath samples that were twice the legal limit and as a result, was charged with impaired driving, driving while over .08 and fail to remain at the scene of an accident. The driver has been remanded in custody.
• On Aug. 16, police responded to a report of a smelly, slippery substance on Highway 101 between Pender Harbour and Sechelt. Police identified the driver and company of a truck transporting fish compost that reported spillage of their load. The matter has been referred to the Commercial Safety Vehicle and Enforcement branch of the Ministry of Transportation.
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