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RCMP Briefs: Visitor fails roadside breath test, loses Porsche for 30 days
A visitor to Osoyoos has lost his Porsche for 30 days and his driver’s license for 90 days after failing a breath test just after midnight Sunday.
Osoyoos RCMP said they stopped the driver in a vehicle stop on Main Street and the driver displayed signs of liquor consumption. Two roadside breath samples both gave a “fail” reading.
Under B.C.’s provincial law, police can impound a vehicle for 30 days and suspend a license 90 days based on two failed roadside screening tests.
RCMP deal with spike of thefts from vehicles, many unlocked
A spike of thefts from vehicles, many of them unlocked, has occurred in Osoyoos in recent weeks, Osoyoos RCMP report.
Police remind people to keep unoccupied vehicles locked and to remove valuable possessions, or at least put them out of sight.
Many of these thefts could have been prevented by simply locking the vehicle, police say.
Osoyoos RCMP train members in use of Utility Terrain Vehicles
Osoyoos RCMP last week trained their members in the use of a new Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) purchased for the detachment recently.
The UTV was purchased to provide better access to border patrol areas as well as for beach patrol during the summer.
RCMP said the UTV enables police to team up with Osoyoos bylaw officers during beach patrols and to provide a quicker response to remote areas.
Call RCMP or Crime Stoppers to report criminal activity
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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