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Police report serious traffic, driver infractions

Police report serious traffic, driver infractions

Incident report 

January 19-26

Around 9:30 am on January 20, an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Sunshine Coast Highway in Halfmoon Bay after observing a vehicle driving without insurance. A restriction on the driver’s licence required him to have an Ignition Interlock Device, which he did not have. Additionally, the airbag had been cut out of the steering wheel, the driver’s window was held in with glue and rags, and the front seat-belt spring was broken which would not allow it to retract. The driver was issued multiple tickets and the vehicle was towed.

Late on January 22, police witnessed a southbound vehicle on Pratt Road, Gibsons, travelling at a high rate of speed. After confirming on radar that the vehicle was travelling almost double the posted 50 kilometre per hour speed limit, police conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver and sole occupant was not impaired. The driver was issued a Violation Ticket for Excessive Speed and Fail to Change Address on Driver’s Licence and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Sometime between January 8 and 22, a thief stole an aluminium boat, a boat motor, and a trailer from a residence in the 8700 block of Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay. The boat is described as a fifteen-foot silver aluminium fishing boat with a black Mercury 15-horsepower motor. The boat and motor were on a 15-foot long EZ Loader trailer with ball hitch and expired BC licence plate UHD69H. Inside the boat were three life vests and two brown fishing rods.

On January 25, police attended a two-vehicle incident in the 1000 block of Chaster Road, Gibsons, after the driver of the first vehicle got distracted and started looking for her cell phone and ran into the rear of a vehicle and trailer that had pulled over to the side of the road to make a phone call. No injuries were reported but one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The file is still under investigation.

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