The Port Alberni RCMP were kept busy this past long weekend.

Alberni RCMP curb street races

Port Alberni RCMP received reports of street racing or stunting in two areas of town on Aug. 5.

Port Alberni RCMP received reports of street racing or stunting in two areas of town on Aug. 5.

The first was on Grandview Road, however, when police arrived the racers were gone.

The second incident was on Thompson Road where there were numerous vehicles reportedly street racing and doing burnouts.

Several RCMP members attended and their presence curbed the unlawful activity. There was a nearby party and the members set up check stops on the perimeter.

Most motorists were understanding but some were outraged that police were “harassing” them.

RCMP officers cleared once the vehicles scattered. Police officers received some favourable comments from several neighbours that the police presence was curtailing the activity.

 

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