August 19: police update

More parties this weekend mean there are more cops on the road.

Vivian Chui

Omineca Express

 

Drivers in Vanderhoof and Fort St. James will see more police attention on the road for the coming weekend.

With the arrival of both the annual Nechako Valley Exhibition and Fall Fair, as well as Music on the Meadow festival in Fort St. James, the area’s RCMP will increase enforcement to encourage drivers to make good decisions and drive safely.

There was already increased police activity last week in light of the Metallion Festival, which featured Western Canada’s rock and heavy metal bands at the nearby Brookside Resort.

Though it was a non-licensed event, the police would like to encourage drivers to not drive under the influence of alcohol.

Numbers down, animals out

The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment lodged 78 files and received 12 prisoners in the past seven days — both figures have decreased from the week before.

Calls for service included a collection of animal calls such as nuisance dogs and horses on the highway, as well as possession of controlled substances.