Designate a sober driver this weekend, say RCMP

Agassiz RCMP will be watching closely for drunk drivers on Fall Fair weekend

  • Sep. 14, 2012 9:00 a.m.

The Agassiz RCMP is preparing for the Fall Fair by stepping up enforcement this weekend.

Sgt. Stuart Falebrinza said that impaired driving infractions will be “strictly enforced” and encourage party goers to designate a sober driver.

“As everybody is well aware the Agassiz Fall Fair is fast approaching,” he said. “The traffic volume will be increased throughout the Agassiz area and motorists are asked to leave a few minutes early and show courtesy to fellow motorists.”

Thefts in Agassiz

There were a number of petty, and even failed attempts at, theft over the last week.

On Sept. 4, the Agassiz RCMP attended a residence in the 50000 block of Yale Road East.  The intruders broke into a detached workshop, but were startled when they discovered the workshop was alarmed.  The intruders were scared away without stealing anything.

The following day, Agassiz RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a motor vehicle that was parked on Lillooet Avenue in Harrison. The vehicle was left unlocked, and the items stolen were not of high value.

That same day, police responded to a break and enter in the 2000 block of Lougheed Highway. The residential building was vacant.  It appears the suspect removed some aluminum wiring.

And on Sept. 9, a theft occurred from a hotel conference room in Harrison. There were numerous items stolen, including a MacBook, iPhone, gift cards for various retailers and a wallet. The investigation is ongoing.

Wedding guest loses eye

On Sept. 4, Agassiz RCMP were notified of an assault that occurred on Aug. 25 at a wedding. Due to the assault, the victim underwent surgery resulting in the loss of an eye.

The investigation is ongoing, and Sgt. Falebrinza would like to remind licensed establishments that over serving patrons is against the law and can result in charges against the person who holds the liquor license as well as those who are intoxicated.

Flying debris

On Sept. 4, the Agassiz RCMP received a report of damage to a vehicle by flying debris on Highway 1 near Bridal Falls. The damage was minor and the owner of the damaged vehicle will be contacting his insurance company.

The Agassiz RCMP would like to remind everyone to ensure their load has been secured prior to traveling. Failure to do so can result in a serious motor vehicle accident.

Close call

During the early morning hours of Sept. 10, Agassiz RCMP attended a single vehicle accident on Highway 7 near Scowlitz First Nations Reserve. The vehicle swerved to miss an animal, lost control and struck the bridge.  The lone occupant of the vehicle was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured. There was moderate damage to bridge which will be repaired in the near future.

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