Prince Rupert RCMP officers stopped two people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (File photo)

$100 pizza prank, and a couple cases of impaired driving

Prince Rupert’s police briefs from March 9-11

“We are not terrorists”

On March 9, a man was shouting “We are not terrorists” on Third Avenue West. At 10:31 p.m., several people on the street waved police down to alert them to the man. The man was mildly intoxicated and had an open can of beer, which police seized. He was warned by police about causing a public disturbance. He left the area, and there were no further reports about him.

Pizza prank

On March 11, $100 worth of pizza was ordered to a house on Overlook Street. The resident called the police at 1 a.m. to report they had not ordered the delivery. The pizza was returned to the store by the delivery driver and the people living on Overlook did not have to pay for the unwanted pizza.

Corporal Devon Gerrits said he had never heard of such a case in Prince Rupert before.

Icy conditions on Highway 16

Someone reported large ice chunks on Highway 16, about 80 km from Prince Rupert on March 10. The Prince Rupert RCMP then notified highway control. Gerrits said police want to remind drivers to be cautious on the highway this time of year, especially around blind corners.

READ MORE: Highway 16’s Car Wash Rock, community paramedics addressed by NCRD

Impaired driving

On March 10, police saw a pickup truck driving erratically at 11th Avenue East and Conrad Street. Police stopped the vehicle on Hays Cove Avenue at 9:05 p.m. and found signs of alcohol impairment. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the day, and failed a roadside screening device. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

The daily fee for impoundment, as well as applying to get the driver’s licence back, can cost thousands of dollars, Gerrits said. RCMP will look at the driver’s history and if they have a recent record of impaired driving, they may do a criminal investigation rather than a prohibition.

A vehicle stop on Sixth Avenue West found a woman suspected to be driving under the influence of drugs. At midnight on March 11, police witnessed the woman fail to signal for a turn from Fulton Street onto Sixth Avenue. When she was pulled over, the driver showed signs of impairment. Prince Rupert’s drug recognition expert attended the scene and tested the driver, who failed.

The woman was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition and a violation ticket for failing to signal. Gerrits said a urine sample will help determine what type of drug the woman may have been using. Depending on the results of the test, a criminal charge could follow for the criminal operation of a motor vehicle.

Read weekly police briefs from Prince Rupert RCMP here.

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