HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 24 calls for service between December 16th, 2021 and January 19th, 2022. Between this time frame, 42 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers for various motor vehicle-related offences. Highway and road safety continues to be a focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP.

Please make note of the numerous construction sites along Hwy 29 toward Fort St. John. Due to the increase of work sites along the highway, there is a large fluctuation between the speed zones for each site. Police will be monitoring these areas as they are a posted construction zone and fines will range from $196.00 to $253.00 for speeding violations within a marked construction zone.

On December 16th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a driver for excessive speeding after they were observed travelling through the school zone at a confirmed speed of 46km/hr over the posted speed limit. The driver was issued a $368.00 violation ticket and received the full complimentary excessive speed package that included a 7-day stay for their vehicle at the luxurious FSJ impound lot.

On December 19th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a routine stop of a vehicle on Ellis Cres. And through the use of a breathalyzer, found the driver to be impaired by alcohol. The driver received a 3- day driving prohibition.

On December 19th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a commercial truck fire on Canyon Drive after it was reported that a commercial tanker truck carrying flammable liquid condensate materials had caught on fire. Police and Fire attended scene and cordoned off an 800m safety area near Canyon Drive / Beryl Prairie Rd. until such time that Fire was able to extinguish the flames and deem the area safe. It was later found that the fire started in a wheel drum on the trailer but due to the fast response time of our amazing local Fire Department, the flames never reached the contents of the tanker.

On January 17th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a residential cabin fire along twelve Mile Rd. Upon police arriving on scene, it was found that the fire had occurred earlier in the morning and the structure was completely destroyed. All occupants of the residence made it out unharmed and there was no further damage to neighbouring residences. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to remind drivers that the time of the year is upon us again in which our roads and streets can become training grounds for bobsled and luge training overnight due to the cold wintery weather. If you have not already done so, this is the time to make sure that your vehicles have adequate winter tires and chains for highway/road travel. Failure to operate a motor vehicle without adequate winter tires can result in a $121.00 fine.

Lastly, during the late evening of an undisclosed date, police observed a vehicle driving erratically and swerving between lanes while it was travelling along the highway. Upon stopping the vehicle and speaking with the male driver, police questioned the man as to where he was going so late in the evening. The man replied, “I’m on my way to attend a lecture about alcohol abuse and its effects on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late”. Curious and dumbfounded, the police officer further questioned the male driver and asked, “who would give that kind of lecture at that time of night?” The man simply replied, “My wife”. (Full disclosure, this is a joke…ha ha).

Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the areas “Most Wanted” page.