POLICE BEAT: Black ice, poor weather causes three accidents

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
February 21st, 2012

Grand Forks RCMP attended three single vehicle accidents this past week due to poor road conditions.

The first two accidents happened in the same area on Highway 3 around Collins Road, east of Grand Forks.

The first accident was on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4:49 p.m. The driver of a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire lost control while it was snowing and left the road. There were no injuries sustained by the driver, whose age, gender and home is unknown by Grand Forks RCMP Corporal Richard Lanz.

The vehicle sustained very little damage and was pushed back onto the roadway after the accident, said Lanz.

The second accident was in the same area of Highway 3 and Collins Road east of Grand Forks and on the same day but at 10:50 p.m.

The road was extremely slippery that night, said Lanz. The woman driver from Oliver B.C. hit the slippery corner and rolled her 2001 Volkswagen Jetta into the ditch. She sustained some minor cuts and scrapes, said Lanz.

The third accident happened on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:35 p.m. when a 18 year-old female driver from Grand Forks lost control of her vehicle when it hit some black ice in the 1200 block of North Fork Road in Grand Forks.

The vehicle hit the ice, spun and careened down an embankment, striking some trees. The air bag deployed, said Lanz.

The driver was uninjured but the three passengers were complaining of back and chest pains, said Lanz.

Caught driving while prohibited

A 48 year-old Grand Fork man was caught by Grand Forks RCMP driving while prohibited.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14 the man was seen by police driving a Dodge pick up truck down 68th Avenue in Grand Forks. They pulled him over and found he was prohibited from driving.

They impounded his truck for seven days and charged him with driving while prohibited, said Lanz. The man will appear in court to be given his sentence for his violation at a later date.

Domestic call turns up probation breach

The police were called out to a possible domestic dispute on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4:17 a.m. at a Christina Lake residence only to find out an assault had not taken place.

Instead they discovered the 37 year-old man hiding in the home was in violation of a probation not allowing him contact with the female resident. He was charged with breach of probation and removed from the property.

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