RCMP Briefs: Hit-and-run driver caught after leaving license plate at scene of accident

By on July 30, 2014
RCMP boat patrols are active on Osoyoos Lake during the summer as police look for impaired boaters, lack of safety equipment and other infractions. In this photo taken last summer, Cpl. Jason Bayda helps some boaters who ran out of fuel and were floating in the lake. (Richard McGuire file photo)

RCMP boat patrols are active on Osoyoos Lake during the summer as police look for impaired boaters, lack of safety equipment and other infractions. In this photo taken last summer, Cpl. Jason Bayda helps some boaters who ran out of fuel and were floating in the lake. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Osoyoos RCMP had no trouble locating a hit-and-run driver who left a bumper and license plate at the scene of the accident. They found the vehicle at the owner’s registered address.

Police said they received a report on Sunday of damage to an orchard on 87th Street. It was clear that a vehicle had driven off the road and into the orchard, damaging several trees before departing.

The registered owner of the vehicle is charged with failing to remain at the scene of the accident and failing to report the accident, which caused significant damage to the orchard.

Jumping deer causes two-vehicle collision

A jumping deer triggered a two-vehicle collision, but caused no injuries to humans on Saturday. The injured deer fled, but wasn’t located.

Osoyoos RCMP said they responded to the collision on Hwy. 3 near Vineyard Road. A BMW X5 pulling a boat on a trailer was travelling in the slow lane when the deer jumped out and was struck by the vehicle.

The collision pushed the BMW into the passing lane. A Honda Accord driving in the same direction in the passing lane struck the rear of the boat. The Honda was badly damaged and could not be driven.

Police seize pot when medical possession license found to be invalid

Showing police a medical marijuana possession license isn’t much good if it’s not valid.

Osoyoos RCMP said they stopped a vehicle near Eagle Court on Saturday and smelled a strong odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search turned up six grams of pot.

One occupant showed police a medical marijuana license, but it had been issued by a third party and not by Health Canada and isn’t valid.

RCMP seized the marijuana for destruction.

Call RCMP or Crime Stoppers with info on crimes

Anyone with information on crimes is asked to call Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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