Cpl. Chris Newel
On Monday July 1, Kimberley RCMP were kept busy with a number of incidents over a twelve hour period.
The first took place just after lunch. Two subjects got into an altercation on Spokane Street and a subject punched another knocking his two front teeth out. The suspect departed prior to police arrival.
Shortly after that police were called to a crash on Highway 93/95 at the Wasa Rest Area. A pickup truck was passing a tractor trailer unit, when the unit began to make a left turn. The semi struck the side of the pick-up forcing it into the ditch. Fortunately there were no injuries.
After that police received a report of a stolen travel trailer. The owner had parked it on the White Swan Forest Service Road and attended the Lussier Hot Springs with his family. When he came back he found the hitch lock had been broken and the trailer gone. Police made patrols in the area but it was not located.
Later in the evening an officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operating without tail lights. While dealing with the driver, he noted signs of impairment. A breath demand was made but the driver did not provide a suitable sample. As a result of the refusal she is now prohibited from driving for a period of 90 days and her vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.
About the same time police were called to a collision on highway 93/95 south of Canal Flats. The driver claims he hydro planned on the wet road lost control and hit the ditch. The vehicle rolled but the driver was not injured. The driver was served a violation ticket for Speed relative to Conditions. It turns out the driver was the suspect in the assault that took place earlier in the day. He was arrested for the assault and will attend court in October.
This morning (July 12) the stolen trailer was recovered near Fort Steele.