Close call for officer
A Summerland RCMP officer had to dive into a ditch to save himself from being hit on a traffic stop on June 12 at 10:55 p.m. near Sunoka Beach on Highway 97. The officer had one vehicle stopped and was returning to his police cruiser when a vehicle approaching from behind almost struck the RCMP’s vehicle.
The officer got into his car and found the driver who nearly struck him pulled over. The female driver was found with open liquor, but was not drunk and was issued tickets for possession of open liquor and failing to move over for a police vehicle. The vehicle was impounded because it wasn’t road worthy.
RCMP remind that if any emergency vehicle is stopped with lights flashing it is the law that approaching drivers must slow down to 70 kilometres per hour, or 20 less than the speed limit if 60 km/hr or less, and change to the other lane if possible.
Fight at the Legion
On June 15 at 11:44 p.m. a man walking by the Legion kicked the gate starting an argument that led into a fight where the victim received punches to the head. The man was charged with assault, mischief and uttering threats after being aggressive and not co-operating with RCMP.
Motor vehicle accident
A driver of a Toyota Camry was ticketed with failing to yield after attempting a left hand turn northbound onto Highway 97 at Trout Creek. The driver was found unconscious and taken to hospital after being struck by a pickup.