RCMP at Koocanusa mud bogs

Police will have an increased presence at annual off-roading event in the South Country.

  • Apr. 13, 2017 2:00 p.m.

This years mud bogs will have an increased audience in attendance with the Cranbrook RCMP and East Kootenay Traffic Services increasing enforcement in and around the Koocanusa area.

Each year the Mud Bogs have increased in participants and audience alike. The Cranbrook RCMP realize this is primarily a family event and would like to see everyone enjoying themselves while also adhering to the Criminal Code along with the Motor Vehicle and Liquor Acts.

Possible infractions could include Criminal Code Impaired Driving, Immediate Roadside Prohibitions and Vehicle Impoundments for drivers being under the influence of alcohol.

RCMP will also be on the look out to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy and will be conducting safety checks under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (MVAR). Vehicles found not adhering to the MVAR may be removed from the roadway at the owners expense. Open liquor in vehicles and being drunk in public could also lead to fines under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

Cranbrook RCMP are hoping that Mud Bog participants and its audience have a great weekend. Let’s keep it safe and fun for everyone.