BONNYVILLE – During a checkstop on Highway 660 near Range Road 464 on Nov. 26th, the St. Paul Traffic Services branch of the RCMP stopped several vehicles passing through.
As a result, several tickets were issued and charges laid against motorists from the Bonnyville area by police.
According to Bonnyville RCMP, “One such motorist, a 31-year-old woman from Cold Lake, was found to have a suspended driver’s licence and was appropriately charged and her vehicle was seized for 30 days.”
Other tickets were issued to motorist pulled over at the checkstop for various infractions.
Following a check, a 49-year-old man from Bonnyville is facing charges related to transporting cannabis in an open package that was within reach of the driver or any other occupant of the vehicle. The charge comes with a $120 fine.
The man was also ticketed for displaying an unauthorized licence plate ($320), and driving an uninsured motor vehicle, which comes with a mandatory court appearance and a minimum fine of $2,875. The driver is also facing charges of knowingly operating a motor vehicle where registration is cancelled or suspended ($486) and operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence ($324).
A 26-year-old man from Bonnyville was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle with a trailer without being able to provide a certificate of registration. A $324 fine was issued.
Entering into the holiday season, Motorists can expect increased checkstops this month, according to Bonnyville RCMP.
December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month, which is a Canada-wide initiative to promote safe and sober driving, says RCMP S/Sgt. Sarah Parke.
“As such, we will be conducting targeted enforcement on motorists who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”
Throughout the month law enforcement will be focusing on impaired driving, winter driving and fatigue.
Motorist charged with unsafe left turn off Main Street
On Nov. 26 at 6 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP were dispatched to a collision on 46 St. near the Home Hardware.
According to RCMP, “A motorist pulled onto 46 St. in front of southbound traffic causing a collision.”
A 20-year-old man was issued a violation ticket under the Use of the Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation for turning left unsafely.
RCMP respond to a residential disturbance call
On Nov. 29 at 9:30 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP were called to a disturbance at a residence within the town’s limits after receiving report of an intoxicated woman who was bothering members of the household.
The woman was allegedly screaming and slamming doors in house.
When RCMP arrived, they say the woman had made her way into the middle of the street where she was reportedly screaming obscenities.
The responding member arrested the woman and lodged her in jail until she was sober, according to a statement released by RCMP.
The woman is facing charges related to causing a disturbance.