Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 32 calls for service between Dec. 15 and Jan. 26. Forty-seven written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates with 36 of those violations being speeding in the school zone along Beattie Dr. Highway and road safety continues to be a big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP with the school zone along Beattie Drive and the construction zones along Hwy 29 being the largest focuses for traffic enforcement at this time.
On Dec. 19, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a roadside check-stop along Beattie Dr. whereas police monitored motorists for mobile cellular device usage and speeding infractions. A violation ticket for distracted driving starts at $368 with an additional $175 for penalty points totalling $543 for the first offence. If there are sequential ticketed violations for this offence within a 12-month period, the fines will almost double with each ticket which can result in a fine of $14,928 by the 10th ticketed violation.
On Dec. 22, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a tractor trailer hauling an insecure load of hay along Canyon Dr. Police located the truck and found that there were no tie straps or any means of securement applied to the large round bails which posed a risk to passing motorists. The driver of the truck was fined for insecure load of a commercial truck.
On Dec. 22, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a cow moose that had walked out onto a frozen creek and fallen down. Due to the ice, the moose was unable to gain its footing and laid in place. After several hours, the moose was still observed in place and due to the cold weather and the fact that the moose was laying on straight ice, there was a high likelihood that the moose could freeze to death due to lack of body heat. Police attended and with the assistance of a local resident and his tractor, the moose was successfully pushed off the ice and though unhappy to be touched by humans, tow straps and good ole muscle strength were utilized to further heave the cow moose onto dry ground where it later regained its footing and trotted off, never to speak of this incident again.
On Dec. 31, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding along Canyon Dr. Upon the investigation, police confirmed that the novice driver was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, therefore the driver was issued a 12-hour driving suspension and several violation tickets.
On Jan. 9, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were advised of a local business that was operating in contravention of the EPA – Protective Measures (Covid-19 Order). Upon further investigation, police confirmed the violation and the business was fined with a $2,300 ticket under the Covid-19 Act.
On Jan. 23, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a vehicle check-stop along Canyon Dr. where several vehicles including commercial trucks were stopped. No violations were observed during this check-stop, however police were able to confirm that the commercial trucks hauling rock along Canyon Dr. are still currently following all safety measures.
Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the areas “Most Wanted” page.
This information was provided by Hudson's Hope RCMP.