Police responded to 120 calls for service from May 25-31.
Powell River RCMP reported the following statistics for the period May 25-31, 2022.
Total number of service calls: 120
Impaired driving: 5
May 29; Manson Avenue near Park Avenue
At 4:16 a.m., a Powell River RCMP officer was on patrol and observed a small gray Ford Focus speeding away. The officer conducted a roadside check and determined that the vehicle was uninsured.
The officer made contact with the driver who admitted he should not be driving and was observed slurring his words. The officer detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle.
The driver provided two roadside breath samples which both resulted in “Failed” readings. The driver was issued an immediate 90-day roadside ban under the motor vehicle law and a ticket for no insurance, no driver’s license and speeding against a road sign.
The vehicle was towed off the scene.
Police also responded to a noise and assault complaint under a settlement near Beach Gardens on May 27; a gunshot complaint at Malaspina Road and Highway 101 on May 29; and an erratic driver complaint and single-vehicle rollover on May 31 at Highway 101/Duck Lake Road.
Anyone with information about the above incidents is asked to contact Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or online at bccrimestoppers.com.