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Powell River RCMP respond to report of possible impaired driver

Powell River RCMP respond to report of a possible impaired driver
Powell River RCMP detachment.

At approximately 1:31 pm on June 18, police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in the 4700 block of Marine Avenue. Police attended and attempted to locate the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.

A short time later, the vehicle was located in the 4700 block of Joyce Avenue. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 51-year-old male from Powell River. The male showed signs of impairment by drugs, and a standardized field sobriety test was completed. As a result, the driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

June 22, at approximately 8:15 a.m., a member of the public attended the Powell River Detachment to turn in a motorcycle helmet and goggles that were found at Larry Gouthro Park. The items had been there for a few days. If you are missing these, please contact the Powell River detachment with a description to claim them.

Anyone with information about the incidents above is asked to contact Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or online at

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