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NEWS RELEASE · 8th September 2010
Terrace RCMP
Playing Chicken With a Train - Gun Fight - New $368 Fines in School Zones

The Labour Day long weekend proved to be a very busy weekend for the Terrace RCMP who responded to approximately 124 calls for service . The Terrace RCMP received several calls related to Disturbance, Impaired Driving, Assaults, Public Intoxication, Threats, Mischief and Noise complaints. Some are highlighted below:

On September 2, 2010 a traffic stop along Highway 16 West resulted in the recovery of a Yamaha Dirt bike stolen out of Cochrane AB. A male and female of Invermere, BC who were traveling to Prince Rupert BC were arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property. Both were released and are to appear in court at a later date.

On September 4, 2010 the Terrace RCMP received a report of an argument between two males that had occurred in the Legate Creek Area. One male had reportedly pointed a firearm at the other. Both males fled the scene before police arrival. After an investigation and search a Terrace male was located and charged with Pointing a Firearm and is to appear in court on that charge at a later date.

On September 6, 2010 at approximately 4:00 pm the Terrace RCMP responded to the report of male driving an older GMC pickup playing “chicken” with a train near Extew Train crossing along Hwy 16 West of Terrace. The suspect vehicle was also reported to be swerving onto oncoming traffic numerous times on its way from Prince Rupert to Lakelse Lake. Several vehicles were forced to hit the shoulder of the road to avoid a head on collision with the driver and at one point the driver was reported by a witness to have exited the vehicle brandishing a knife towards a witness. The suspect driver and vehicle were later located at a residence at Lakelse Lake and arrested. He was remanded in custody until September 8, 2010 on 6 separate charges including Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving, and Assault with a Weapon.

With the start of another school year the Terrace RCMP would like to issue a reminder to the motoring public that the onus is on them to drive defensively. At this time of year kids are excited about seeing friends and may not be paying the attention necessary when crossing roadways. Please slow down to posted speed limits in school zones and playground areas and give yourself extra time to get where you may need to go. The police would like to remind the public of the hefty fines associated to speeding in school zones. A violation ticket could net you fines ranging from $196 to $368.