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RCMP: Teens caught trespassing, drunk driving

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
January 10th, 2012

Two 18 year-old Grand Forks boys have been charged after going for a joy ride on private property while drunk.   Grand Forks RCMP were called out to a residence on Como Road in Grand Forks Sunday, Jan. 7 at 9:04 p.m. by a landowner who found two boys trespassing on his land.   The landowner has had previous problems with people trespassing, damaging his fencing and driving “doughnuts” around his property, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.   The two teens were driving a Dodge truck around the property, both had been drinking alcohol. The driver was charged with drunk driving and given a 24 hour driving suspension. The passenger was charged with possession of alcohol as a minor.  

“They won’t drive on that guy’s property again,” said Harrison.  “The owner was really happy we caught them.”

    Winter roads cause two single vehicle accidents     Grand Forks RCMP attended two separate single vehicle accidents on Thursday, Jan. 5.   The first happened at 12:30 a.m. on Highway 3 by Spencer Hill. The 28 year-old female from Slocan B.C. crossed over the centre line, hit a rock face and rolled her 1992 Mitsubishi van.   “We attribute the accident to black ice and not driving to the road conditions,” said Harrison.   The driver walked away with only minor injuries.   The second accident occurred less than eight hours later the same day at 7:53 a.m. on Highway 3, 10 km east of Christina Lake.  

The 74 year-old woman from Christina Lake suffered only minor neck injuries after rolling her 2004 Honda CRV into the ditch when she encountered black ice and dense fog. 

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