BC Highway Patrol conducts 3-day northern patrol
Northern Rockies, BC Highway Patrol
2021-08-18 07:31 PDT
BC Highway Patrol officers conducted a 3-day northern patrol in early August which took them to the terminus of Highway 97 at the BC/Yukon border.
The officers conducted enforcement from Toad River to north of Liard River Hot Springs, writing a total of 75 violation tickets. Construction zone speed enforcement was done at the Liard River Bridge which was appreciated by the construction crew and flaggers working on that project. The Federal Highway Manager for the area personally thanked the BCHP team for their work.
BCHP officers expect the unexpected on these patrols and this trip was no different. A group of hunters was stopped and found in possession of two sheep heads and hides. It was determined that the group had been poaching and were witnessed discarding the meat. The BC Conservation Service (BCCOS), due to its expertise in these matters, attended to take conduct of the file and assess what charges may be appropriate, with assistance from BCHP.
Here is a breakdown of the tickets written:
- 3 - Excessive Speed;
- 36 – Speeding;
- 8 – Speed in Construction Zone
- 5 – Speeding – Commercial Vehicle;
- 11 – Drive without Due Care;
- 11 – Other (including seatbelts); and
- 1 – Notice & Order, Box 1 – Out of Service.
The mandate of BC Highway Patrol is to conduct enforcement of driving behaviours that cause serious injury and fatal collisions including: High Risk Driving/Speeding, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving, Intersections and Occupant Restraints. BCHP works closely with many road safety partners, government agencies and the public in its effort to make our highways safer together.
Cpl. Mike HalskovMedia Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop # 804
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