Car collides with transit bus

On Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m., police officers received a report of an accident between a bus and a Ford Focus

A transit driver was sent to hospital after a downtown Vernon collision.

On Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m., police officers received a report of an accident between a bus and a Ford Focus at 34th Street and Coldstream Avenue.

“It was raining at the time and that may or may not have contributed,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

No passengers on the transit bus were hurt but the driver was taken to hospital to be checked out.

The 40-year-old driver of the car was issued a ticket for following too close.

No tricks

The ghosts and goblins behaved on Halloween.

RCMP report no major incidents during the annual festivities Oct. 31.

““Halloween was very quiet for us,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“The morning shift (Saturday) has nothing Halloween-related.”

Molendyk isn’t sure if rain may have doused some potential problems.

“Over the last couple of years, Halloween has been calmer and there has been not as much vandalism and rowdyism.”

Seatbelts ignored

Some Armstrong residents aren’t getting the message about seatbelts.

During a three-hour period Saturday, RCMP officers issued 20 seatbelt violations on Smith Drive, including six for commercial vehicles.

“That’s very high in three hours,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, adding that some residents may not believe the devices are necessary for short distances.

“The majority of accidents happen within five kilometres of your residence.”

Officers also issued two tinted window tickets and five warnings for various defects.

Hunter pulled over

A vehicle check on a rural Lumby road kept law enforcement officials busy.

On Oct. 29 at about 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old man was stopped by RCMP and conservation officers on the Harris Forest Service Road.

“When they dealt with him, they noticed a strong odor of liquor on his breath,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“On a closer look, open liquor was found in the vehicle. The man admitted to consuming liquor 20 minutes before the stop.”

The hunter failed two roadside samples.

He was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a violation ticket for possessing open liquor in a motor vehicle.

He also received violation tickets from the conservation officers for having a loaded firearm in the vehicle. That carries a $230 fine.