During the week of December 6th 2015 – December 12th 2015 the Kitimat RCMP investigated 65 files/complaints, some of which are the following;
- 4 drivers found driving with suspended drivers licenses
- An assault at a bar involving 3 persons all known to each other
- An assault involving 2 persons not believed to be known to each other
- 7 traffic complaints
- 3 Motor vehicle collisions
- 3 investigations of impaired drivers where driving suspensions were issued and vehicles were impounded
- 14 complaints involved drugs, alcohol or intoxicated persons
During this holiday season the Kitimat RCMP have conducted several road checks ensuring that all drivers on the road are driving sober, safely and responsibly. A recent road check with approximately 250 vehicles checked resulted in a very few number of infractions.
S/Sgt James McLAREN, Detachment Commander of the Kitimat RCMP Detachment says “It’s very encouraging seeing the public perception changing. Impaired driving in Kitimat is no longer accepted as “normal”. This is a big change from 20 years ago when a road check like the one conducted could have caught a dozen drunk drivers.”
The Kitimat RCMP members have noticed that the residents of Kitimat have taken road safety in our town very seriously with an encouraging amount of persons driving with designated drivers, taking taxis or supplied shuttles from recent large gatherings.
If anyone has knowledge of these crimes or any other or who is responsible, please contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250-632-7111. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their web site at www.crimestoppers.ca
They are open 24/7. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display and calls are not traced or recorded. You do not have to give your name, address or telephone number and you do not need to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2000.00.