RCMP report few problems on weekend

Police officers in Salmon Arm were kept busy over the long weekend, but with no major incidents.

Police officers in Salmon Arm were kept busy over the long weekend, but with no major incidents.

“Our officers were busy on the highways and rural roads within the area conducting two road checks – one in Blind Bay and one in the Canoe area,” said Salmon Arm detachment Staff Sgt. Scott West.

“As a result of these road checks and other traffic stops, no less than four drivers were stopped for alleged impaired driving, removed from the road and sanctioned under the Criminal Code or the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act.”

West said two of those drivers were under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol and one of the drivers apparently collided with a concrete divider.

The collision resulted in more than $1,000 in damage to the vehicle.

West encourages drivers and boaters to ensure there is a sober driver, take a cab or walk if you have been drinking or using drugs.

“We will all be safer for it,” said West.