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Car with no lights at night tips RCMP off in pot bust
A 23-year-old Oliver man is facing charges of possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking after police stopped him for driving erratically and without lights at night.
The incident occurred Friday, Sept. 27 around 11 p.m. when Osoyoos RCMP observed a white Ford Tempo and stopped the vehicle.
Inside the car, they noted a strong smell of marijuana and the driver was initially charged with possession. Subsequent investigation resulted in the seizure of two half-pound bags of marijuana.
The driver was also found to be under the influence of alcohol, so his car was impounded and he received an immediate three-day roadside driving prohibition.
with punching officer
A 32-year-old Osoyoos woman faces several criminal charges, including assaulting a police officer, after she was apprehended on suspicion of impaired driving.
Osoyoos RCMP said the incident occurred Saturday, Sept. 28 around 2 a.m. when a patrolling officer saw a grey Chevrolet Camaro spinning its tires as it accelerated and turned a corner.
As the vehicle continued accelerating west on Ponderosa Drive, the officer turned on his flashing lights. With police behind, the driver accelerated over the speed limit, RCMP said.
When the driver eventually pulled over, she showed strong signs of alcohol impairment.
The woman was not co-operative, so a second police officer was called to the scene. She attempted to walk away while under police detention.
She was then arrested for obstruction, but RCMP said she fought with the officer, punching him in the ear.
Because she refused to provide a breath sample as required by law, she received a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and her car was impounded for 30 days.
She is due to appear in provincial court in November on criminal charges of obstruction and assaulting a police officer.
Fails breath tests,
woman’s car seized
A 50-year-old Osoyoos woman received a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and had her vehicle impounded for 30 days after she failed two roadside alcohol screening tests.
Osoyoos RCMP said they observed a white GMC truck fail to stop at a stop sign at 83 Street and 68 Ave. on Sunday around 1 a.m. When they pulled over the truck, the driver showed signs of impairment.
She was asked to provide two breath samples, both of which resulted in “fail” readings.
Impaired driver tried walking
A local man who tried to walk away from police after being pulled over on suspicion of impaired driving received a seven-day driving prohibition and had his car impounded.
Osoyoos RCMP said they stopped the driver on the 8700 block of 92 Avenue Friday, Sept. 27 around 11:30 a.m. When the driver left his car and started walking away, police told him to stop and he did so.
When the 41-year-old Osoyoos man provided a breath sample, he blew a “warn” reading.
Dirt bike reported stolen
RCMP are seeking the public’s help in locating a stolen dirt bike that was removed from the back of a pickup truck parked at Super 8 motel the night of Friday, Sept. 27 to Saturday, Sept. 28.
The motorcycle is described as a 2013 orange/blue KTM 300XC Dirt Bike, which was used for competitive riding. It has aftermarket FMF pipes and has a number 29 on the front.
Anyone with information on this stolen motorcycle or any other crimes is asked to call the Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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