Sedan hydroplanes, overturns, on Hwy 4

A driver escaped unharmed from a significant single vehicle collision on April 24.  

The collision occurred on Highway 4, near Hydro Hill, around 7 p.m., according to Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

Police located the vehicle overturned in a ditch but did not immediately find the driver, according to Swann who said the driver returned to the scene about 30 minutes after police arrived.  

Swann said the driver had been traveling west towards Ucluelet but was driving too fast for the wet road conditions and wound up losing control of their vehicle.

“He began to hydroplane so he pulled the handbrake on his vehicle which sent him into a further spin. The vehicle then crossed the centre line and went off road left into a deep ditch and overturned,” Swann said.

“The driver was not given any tickets but was warned for driving too fast for weather conditions.”

Swann said the driver was sober and had been the vehicle’s sole occupant.

 

Inappropriate affection

Too much affection was shown in too public a place.

A man and woman drew public, and police, attention by engaging in oral sex on Ucluelet’s Whiskey Dock around 5 p.m. on April 24.

The couple had left by the time police arrived but were located nearby and identified based on eyewitness reports, according to Sgt. Swann.

“Both were intoxicated,” Swann said.

He said police arrested the man after discovering he was under a probation condition to abstain from alcohol but the woman does not face charges at this time.

Swann encourages locals and visitors to keep their public displays of affection appropriate.

“Once clothes start coming off, especially around Whiskey Landing where a lot of tourists and people and families and children walk…There’s a much better place to be involved with a partner, behind closed doors,” he said.

“It’s called indecent exposure…There’s lots of reasons why there’s those laws in place.”

 

Drunken woman removed from restaurant

A woman got too day-drunk to make it through dinner at a local restaurant.

On April 24, around 4 p.m., Ucluelet RCMP and BC Ambulance personnel responded to a report of an intoxicated female who had fallen in a local restaurant’s bathroom and was believed to be in distress.

Sgt. Swann said the woman was checked over by paramedics and determined to be OK.

“The female was just severely intoxicated; no other issues or concerns other than the alcohol,” Swann said.

“She was cleared by the ambulance and given a ride home by a police officer. No charges are anticipated; she just had to much to drink in the afternoon.”

 

Roadblock shows sober drivers

Police found no impaired drivers during a roadblock in Ucluelet.

 â€œIt’s great to see that we’re getting very few and far between impaired drivers,” said Sgt. Swann.

The roadblock was conducted on April 25 and, while no impaired drivers were found, a vehicle was pulled over around 11:30 p.m. and police found marijuana and open alcohol inside.

“No charges were issued but the marijuana was seized,” Swann said adding the driver  was issued a sobriety test from an approved screening device and determined to be sober.

 

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca