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Mission RCMP search for stolen truck, nab over 6 impaired drivers in busy week

Six impaired drivers were issued driving prohibitions in a four-hour span last Friday night
A white 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 dually with orange cab lights and chrome accents was stolen from Bobcat Drive last weekend, Mission RCMP say. /Mission RCMP Photo

Mission RCMP is trying to track down a truck that was stolen between last Friday night (March 1) and Saturday morning (March 2).

A white 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 dually with orange cab lights and chrome accents was stolen from Bobcat Drive, according to the detachment’s weekly “Community Connection” crime recap.

The truck uses diesel fuel and was in good condition, police say. Those with information are urged to contact Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

The stolen truck was one of 264 calls the detachment attended from Feb. 26 to March 3.

Mission RCMP also had its hands full with impaired drivers last week.

On Feb. 28, a witness saw a 19-year-old woman stumbling into her vehicle and later saw the vehicle speeding and swerving along Cedar Street.

Mission RCMP found the vehicle in a parking lot off London Avenue, with the woman still in the driver’s seat. The woman was issued a three-day driving prohibition and vehicle impound after providing breath samples that produced a “Warn” reading on a roadside screening device.

Six other impaired drivers were taken off the roads in just over four hours on March 1.

At roughly 8:30 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Lougheed Highway near Cedar Street for driving without insurance and issued a 29-year-old man a three-day driving prohibition after generating a “Warn” reading.

Around 10 p.m., police witnessed a UHaul truck driving along 14th Avenue that didn’t turn after signalling. The 32-year-old man driving the truck failed two roadside tests, resulting in a 90-day driving prohibition.

Just over an hour later, a vehicle was speeding excessively and staying in the wrong lane after passing other vehicles, according to police. A 22-year-old man was issued a three-day prohibition due to his blood alcohol level and received a seven-day impound for excessive speeding.

Thirty minutes later, an officer with the detachment’s Traffic Services Unit witnessed a vehicle driving erratically near Horne Street and Murray Street. The 26-year-old driver had a Novice driver’s license, which prohibited him from having any blood alcohol level. The man was issued a 24-hour prohibition.

A 55-year-old woman was pulled over 30 minutes later near 14th Avenue and refused to provide a breath sample. Police say the woman exhibited numerous signs of being impaired and was driving erratically. She was issued a 90-day driving prohibition.

A 24-year-old man failed a roadside screening test and was also issued a 90-day driving prohibition roughly 10 minutes later.

The same night, an officer stopped a blue Ford Fusion near Lougheed Highway and Cedar Street shortly after 11 pm. The vehicle was allegedly driving without tail lights in the middle of the lane. Police say the vehicle pulled over but the driver fled into a wooded area near and evidence in the car indicated that it was being used for drug trafficking. An investigation is ongoing.

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