Police pleased trick-or-treaters safe

It was a quiet Halloween in terms of calls to police in Salmon Arm.

  • Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 p.m.

It was a quiet Halloween in terms of calls to police in Salmon Arm.

Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane says the local detachment would like to extend appreciation to all the businesses and volunteers who supported the “Treat Trails” within the community as they provided a venue for the children to trick-or-treat in a safe manner.

Two vehicle crash

At approximately 5:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 31, police were called to a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway and 38th Street NE. Police say a vehicle attempted to make a left-hand turn off the highway and failed to yield for oncoming traffic. The two drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Impaired drivers

• At 9:30 p.m. on Halloween, police conducted a check stop in Silver Creek. A 50-year-old man from Salmon Arm was discovered driving with excessive alcohol in his system. He was removed from the road and the vehicle was impounded.

• At 3 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, police stopped a vehicle on Okanagan Avenue. The 18-year-old male driver from Salmon Arm was intoxicated at the time. His driving privileges were removed and the vehicle was impounded.

• At 11 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 2, police stopped a vehicle on 30th Street SW. The 53-year-old Salmon Arm driving was intoxicated.

He too had his driving privileges removed and the vehicle impounded.

• At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, police responded to a single-vehicle collision on Christensen Road. The vehicle had left the roadway and rolled into the ditch.

The driver was not on scene when police arrived; however, the owner of the vehicle had been spoken to by police earlier in the evening as he was found urinating outside a local pub. The owner was subsequently located following the crash and admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The 24-year-old Salmon Arm man was appropriately ticketed and had his driving privileges suspended.


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