Several people were caught over the past week with alcohol in public or under its influence despite the fact they were under court orders to not be consuming liquor at all.
Whistler RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton said the people came to the attention of police in Whistler and Pemberton during various unrelated incidents.
Last Friday (Nov. 30) police were called to the 7300 block of Larch Street in Pemberton for a report of a person who was refusing to leave the premises.
“The suspect male was located and it turned out he was on conditions not to consume alcohol,” Knapton said.
The 22-year-old Pemberton male was held at the detachment until sober and released with a promise to appear in court at a future date.
On Saturday (Dec. 1) while on foot patrol in on Golfer’s Approach at 11:35 p.m., RCMP encountered a 30-year-old Kitchener man who was on probation conditions to remain in Ontario.
“He looked like he was holding something and it turns out he had a can of beer,” Knapton said, adding he was arrested for breaching his probation and released on bail.
At the same time as police were dealing with that incident, another male from Kitchener was observed nearby with an open bottle of vodka. When officers stopped him, said Knapton, they found he was on conditions not to consume alcohol and they held him in custody until sober.
Woman charged for not having ski pass
A 24-year-old Whistler woman has been charged for attempting to ride Whistler Blackcomb lifts without a pass.
Knapton said last Thursday (Nov. 29) at 9 a.m. police received the complaint from staff at the hill that the woman hiked up the mountain and was trying to ride the lift down. He said she was charged with attempting to gain transportation through fraud.
Road conditions result in multiple accidents
Six vehicles lost control and went into the ditch in a span of 10 minutes in the same spot near Brandywine Falls on Highway 99 on Sunday (Dec. 2).
Knapton said the first accident occurred at 10:15 a.m. and none of the vehicles were involved in collisions with each other.
“We believe the highway conditions to be a factor,” he added.
Traffic was stopped southbound until noon for the vehicles to be removed and the scene to be investigated.