RCMP will conduct road checks and enforce impaired driving laws — Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 88 calls for service from Dec. 7-13 and stopped impaired drivers during road checks.

The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 88 calls for service from Dec. 7-13.

Friday, December 7

• The Ladysmith RCMP conducted a road check on Timberlands Road. Shortly after establishing the check stop, a 53-year-old male was stopped. As a result of the investigation, the driver was suspended from driving for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded.

• During the evening of Dec. 7, members were working with the South Island Traffic Services and conducted a road check stop for impaired drivers. A 48-year-old male was stopped and was suspended for driving for 90 days. His vehicle was impounded as a result.

Thursday, December 13

• The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft from a vehicle. Sometime overnight, an unlocked vehicle parked on Esplanade was entered. A radar detector and digital picture frame were stolen. The RCMP are continuing their investigation with a forensic exam of evidence seized at the scene.

• The public is reminded that during the holiday season, the police will actively be conducting check stops and enforcing impaired driving laws. Drivers are reminded to ensure they have a designated driver or make other transportation arrangements if they will be drinking.

With the Christmas season the Ladysmith RCMP also remind the public not to leave valuables or presents in their vehicles and to make sure vehicles are locked.

The Ladysmith RCMP wish everyone a Merry and safe Christmas season.