Runaway tire slams into parked vehicle in Ucluelet

Ucluelet police briefs. Rowdy campers detained, drunk man falls asleep near road,

A bouncing tire slammed into a parked car in Ucluelet last month.

A Toyota Four Runner was pulling a boat trailer along Peninsula Road near the Canadian Princess on Sept. 7 when one of the trailer’s wheels became detached and began careening down the road, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

“The tire broke loose, struck a parked vehicle and then bounced across Peninsula Road and landed in the grass near the Canadian princess parking lot,” Swann said. “Luckily there were no injuries.”

He said the tire damaged the parked car’s rear window and bumper.

Rowdy campers detained

About five campers visiting Ucluelet from the mainland got too rowdy and two of them wound up in jail.

Police were called to a campground on the Pacific Rim Highway near Ucluelet on Sept. 5 around midnight, according to Sgt. Swann.

“An employee called in to say there were five or six people who were intoxicated and were screaming and yelling and causing problems there,” Swann said. “The group had been warned several times about their behaviour.”

Swann said police had to detain two of the campers and placed them in cells until they were sober the following morning.

No charges were laid.

Man drinks too much, falls asleep near road

A local man drank too much to find his way home.

The man was discovered asleep in some bushes near Pine Street around 6 a.m. on Sept. 7, according to Sgt. Swann.

“The male was woken up he was just highly intoxicated forgot where he lived and laid down in the bushes,” Swann said. “He was able to explain where he lived and the police officer gave him a ride home.”

No charges were laid.

Swann urges anyone who plans to go out drinking to plan ahead for safe passage home.

“There’s lots of cases where people have fallen asleep near a road, then they roll onto the road, or they fall asleep on the road and they get hit by a car,” he said.

“That’s the stuff we want to avoid.”

Andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca

 

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