Ashcroft RCMP Blog - March 25th, 2024

Ashcroft

2024-03-25 20:15 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Welcome to the Ashcroft RCMP Blog.

Through this blog, we are hoping to keep the Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and surrounding communities more informed about our ongoing efforts to serve you all. It will be available through local media outlets as well as through the Ashcroft RCMP Media Website.

Recent files of note

Impaired driver caught in Cache Creek

On March 25th, Ashcroft RCMP were informed of a female driver in a white Chevy Silverado at the Chevron gas station in Cache Creek that was doing shots in the drivers seat of the vehicle. Police attended and conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. The driver provided samples of breath roadside and was found to be driving while over the legal limit. Her 7 year-old son was in the back seat. The woman was prohibited from driving for ninety days and the vehicle was impounded for thirty days. This is the third ninety-day immediate roadside prohibition served on impaired drivers by Ashcroft RCMP this month. If you are planning on drinking, leave the car at home and think ahead to arrange a safe ride home.

Learner driver misses their turn

On March 25th, Ashcroft RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 1 at Highway 97C in the Boston Flats area, where a learner driver had missed their turning. The driver had tried to turn too late at too high a speed and the vehicle ended up perched precariously on an embankment. Ashcroft Fire Services attended scene to shore-up the vehicle, making extraction of both occupants possible. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident, which could have ended very differently.


Thought of the day

We have all noticed the decreased snow pack this winter. This will more than likely lead to two things - drought conditions and the water restrictions that go along with those conditions, and the increased risk of wildfires due to the dry brush and warmer weather.

By planning ahead, we can offset the potential risks and ensure we are ready should we experience adverse conditions this summer.

Easy steps which we can all take include:

Above all, make sure that your loved ones are aware of the above proactive actions they can take and the resources that are available to them should an evacuation or restrictions be put in place.

Have fun and be safe,

Diffusé par :

Gend. Richard Wright
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Ashcroft
Bureau : 250-453-2216

Courriel : richard.wright@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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