Powell River RCMP reported the following for March 7 to 13, 2019.
Total calls for service: 101
Impaired driving: 5
Break and enter: 4
March 11; Joyce Avenue
At approximately 3 pm, police were alerted to a possible impaired driver leaving a business. When RCMP eventually caught up to the vehicle, it was believed to have also been involved in a collision earlier that day. The driver, a 20-year-old female from Powell River, displayed signs of impairment. She was returned to the detachment where a breathalyzer test was conducted. The female is now facing several criminal code charges including operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over .08.
March 10; Powell River
At approximately 5:30 pm, an officer on patrol observed a vehicle believed to be driven by a prohibited driver. When police approached it was confirmed that the driver was prohibited and the vehicle was uninsured. The 1998 Honda Civic was impounded for seven days and the driver, a 38-year-old Powell River resident, will appear in provincial court in April to answer to the charge of driving while prohibited.
Anyone with information about these incidents 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 bccrimestoppers.com.