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Speeders, poachers nabbed in Alaska Highway enforcement blitz

BC Highway Patrol says 75 tickets were handed out to motorists for speeding and driving without due care along the Alaska Highway earlier this month.
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The BC Highway Patrol says 75 tickets were handed out to motorists for speeding and driving without due care along the Alaska Highway north of Fort Nelson earlier this month.

Officers conducted a three-day patrol from Toad River to north of Liard River Hot Springs, and up to the BC-Yukon border, the BCHP said Wednesday. Tickets that were written included:

  • 3 for Excessive Speed;

  • 36 for Speeding;

  • 8 for Speeding in Construction Zone

  • 5 for Speeding – Commercial Vehicle;

  • 11 for Drive without Due Care; and

  • 12 for other violations, including seatbelts.

"Construction zone speed enforcement was done at the Liard River Bridge which was appreciated by the construction crew and flaggers working on that project," the BCHP said in a statement. "The Federal Highway Manager for the area personally thanked the BCHP team for their work."

The BCHP said a group of hunters was also stopped and found in possession of two sheep heads and hides.

"It was determined that the group had been poaching and were witnessed discarding the meat," the BCHP said. "The BC Conservation Service (BCCOS), due to its expertise in these matters, attended to take conduct of the file and assess what charges may be appropriate, with assistance from BCHP."


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