Expect more RCMP on mountain this month

December events see fines and arrests

With holiday festivities and other events ramping up Kamloops RCMP will be spending more time in Sun Peaks.

Media relations officer Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the community will see an increased police presence focusing on traffic and public safety.

“Expect more uniformed foot patrols and traffic checkpoints in the area,” she said. “Underage drinking and open liquor in public places has been identified as an increasing concern as the resort municipality grows in size and attracts more visitors to special events.

“Police will continue to enforce all statutes and issue fines within the scope of the law.”

During the Dec. 1 Bowl Bash Rail Jam RCMP added traffic check points on Sun Peaks Rd. which resulted in an impaired driving arrest, a vehicle being towed for no insurance and open liquor being seized from vehicles with fines issued. Police also performed foot patrols which resulted in more open liquor fines and arresting one person for public intoxication.