A RCMP officer conducts a roadside check.

Busy May long weekend for Alberni RCMP

Accidents, searches and roadside checks kept Port Alberni RCMP busy over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Long weekend road check a success

The Port Alberni RCMP detachment, in partnership with other Island detachments, conducted a successful road check at the intersection of Hwy. 4 and Lakeshore Road on Friday afternoon and evening.

Out of hundreds of vehicles checked, only 62 violations were found and in contrast to prior years, no impaired or prohibited drivers were found. The target of this check were impaired drivers but licencing and vehicle safety were also priorities.

Throughout the rest of the weekend, Port Alberni RCMP issued three three-day and three 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions as well as numerous other traffic tickets for various infractions.

ATV crashes on Comox Main

An ATV driver was taken to West Coast General Hospital on Saturday after his u-turn went wrong at the nine-kilometre mark of Comox Main. The driver’s injuries were minor.

Couple lost, found at Nahmint

On Sunday, Port Alberni RCMP responded to a call for assistance from a 27-year-old man from Central Saanich who had become lost near the waterfall by the Nahmint Lake camp ground.

The man, his friend and his dog went exploring near the falls before becoming lost and were unable to find their way back to the campground.

The Port Alberni Search and Rescue Squad was called in after RCMP efforts to locate the trio failed and at approximately found them back at the Nahmint campground.

 

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