BC Day weekend busy for Alberni RCMP

Police answered a total of 91 calls over the weekend, the bulk of them for disturbances and two for MVA's, RCMP Sgt. Dave Paddock said.

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It was a busy B.C. Day holiday weekend for Port Alberni RCMP.

Police answered a total of 91 calls over the weekend, RCMP Sgt. Dave Paddock said.

Police responded to 27 calls on Friday and to 32 calls on Saturday. They responded to 22 calls on Sunday. “Most of the calls were for disturbances and two were for MVAs,” Paddock said.

One MVA on Aug. 4 involved a car that flipped on the Bamfield Main Road and resulted in only minor injuries.

On Aug. 3, police responded to calls of a car stopped in the middle of the grey bridge on River Road. Police found the car and driver a short distance away.

“The driver showed signs of impairment and blew a warning sign on the breathalyzer,” Paddock said. “The car was impounded and license was subsequently suspended for three days.

In another matter, police responded to an accident involving a car and motorcycle on the evening of Aug. 2. The motorcyclist was injured in the accident and was taken to hospital with no life threatening injuries.

“The investigation is ongoing and we’re looking into whether or not alcohol was involved,” Paddock said. “You could definitely say that it was a pretty steady weekend.”

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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