POLICE BEAT: Destructive driving at USCC over weekend
About 10 cars tore up the grounds at the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) over the weekend.
Grand Forks RCMP received the complaint by a USCC member the morning after the incident happened at 9:14 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The drivers had apparently been driving donuts around the parking lot and across the lawn the night before and “really made a big mess” of the property, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.
While doing their investigation, police questioned a neighbor who saw the incident but didn’t think to call the police in.
“If we do catch someone doing this, they can be charged for stunt driving under the Motor Vehicle Act, which has some harsh penalties,” said Harrison.
Hit and run driver turns herself in
A 24 year-old Grand Forks driver turned herself in after police went looking for her in a hit and run she was involved in last week.
The incident happened in Grand Forks at the intersection of 18th and 68th at about 1:42 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
The woman, who was driving a gray Pontiac Montana, caused damage down the front passengers side and front bumper of the other vehicle, a Pontiac Grand AM. When police arrived on scene they began looking for the driver who fled. She later showed up at the police detachment, said Harrison.
“She got scared and left the scene,” said Harrison. “And that is an offense that she didn’t stop to see if the other driver was okay.”
She was charged with fleeing the scene, which is a normal traffic ticket with a monetary penalty. No one was hurt in the incident.
License-less driver rolls car
A 44-year old woman from Grand Forks rolled her car last week and got more than just insurance claim to deal with.
She’d rolled her vehicle on Gilpin Road around Kenmore Road on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:40 p.m.
“The vehicle hit ice, lost control and rolled over,” said Harrison, adding she caused $5,000 in damage to the 2000 GMC Jimmy she was driving.
She got a ticket for driving without a license because hers had expired. She was also driving too fast for the road conditions, said Harrison.