Police Beat: Liquor violations main issue for police over weekend

  • May. 25, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Except for liquor-related incidents, this year’s May long weekend could be considered relatively quiet.

On May 22, a group of male houseboaters was sent to bed after police found the men intoxicated and wandering the street off Blind Bay Road about 1 a.m. Police were responding to a loud party complaint and urged the men to return to their houseboat that was beached at the intersection of Blind Bay Road and Centennial Drive. The men agreed to turn in.

On May 23, a group of intoxicated persons was sent on the way after police found the group about 11 p.m. with open alcohol at the picnic tables at the Blind Bay public beach.

An aluminum boat has yet to be found after police attempted to retrieve the boat that had drifted out into the lake in Blind Bay May 22.  A man had beached the boat, but water came up and carried it away.

On May 21, passengers of a vehicle were issued violation tickets for open liquor after police responded to the report of a possible impaired driver swerving on the Trans-Canada Highway. Police located the suspect vehicle about noon. The driver was sober. The passengers were not.

A driver received a violation ticket for excessive speeding, after police on patrol in the Canoe area witnessed the vehicle about 1 a.m. May 23. The vehicle continued to speed until it was intercepted by another police officer. The vehicle was impounded for seven days.