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Impaired driver hits bush

Using a highway that's been designated as closed can cost a day’s wages.

During the week of April 11 to April 17, the Westman RCMP dealt with 51 police activities.

April 12 – RCMP were dispatched to Oak Lake Beach for a report of a Break and Enter to a cottage. Two sets of golf clubs, an air compressor, bicycle, and life jackets were among the stolen items. Anyone with any information pertaining to this crime is encouraged to contact the Virden RCMP, or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

April 13 – RCMP were dispatched to Highway 1 near Elkhorn for a report of a Semi truck and trailer that jack-knifed. The driver was fined $143 for accessing a highway where entry is not permitted as the Highway was closed. 

April 13 - While police were on route to the call of the jack-knifed Semi, a vehicle was located travelling east-bound on the west-bound lane on the closed highway. The vehicle driver was fined $143 for accessing a highway where entry is not permitted. He was also fined $672 for driving carelessly.

April 13 – RCMP were dispatched to Virden for a report of a vehicle that drove into a bush. Police attended and located the vehicle driver passed out in the driver’s seat. The vehicle driver showed signs of intoxication, and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He was released the following morning with a future Court date.

RCMP also responded to four traffic collisions; 23 traffic enforcement actions were undertaken during this reporting period.