On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Kimberley RCMP were made aware of a possible impaired driver on Houle Forest Service Rd. just outside Kimberley.
While en route to the call police observed the suspect vehicle, with three occupants, travelling on Hwy 95A toward Kimberley at Meadowbrook Motors where police attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver, however, failed to stop and accelerated toward Kimberley passing at least one other vehicle in the blind corner at Church Ave. Police opted not to pursue the suspect vehicle out of concern for the safety of the public as Octoberfest and First Saturday were known to be underway in the Platzl at the time.
The vehicle continued to speed off and proceeded to make a right turn from Ross Street onto Wallinger Ave. toward the Platzl at high rate of speed, barely negotiating the corner. Tire tracks located at the intersection indicate the vehicle travelled through the south bound left turning lane and into the through south bound lane before correcting and heading up to Townsite.
Police conducted extensive patrols of Townsite but were unable to locate the vehicle.
The Kimberley RCMP are seeking assistance from the public with identifying the driver of the grey 2006 GMC Sierra single cab pick up truck that would have been observed at approximately 4:37 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, speeding through the intersection of Ross St. and Wallinger Ave. The truck was located later at the owner’s residence, but he had been away and was unaware of what had taken place. The truck also sustained damage to the front bumper.
Anyone with information with respect to this incident is being asked to contact the Kimberley RCMP at 250-427-4811 or Crimestoppers.