The detachment reports that it received 15 calls for service to the fairgrounds over the weekend, mostly related to intoxicated persons being too drunk to care for themselves, or who were involved in fights or damaging property. Other calls involved an assault, some lost property, mischief and a missing person. No one was seriously injured by these events, police report.
Police issued 15 Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for alcohol, where vehicles were impounded and drivers were suspended from driving for a 90-day period, over the course of the Fall Fair. Local members along with the Integrated Road Safety Unit concentrated on taking impaired drivers off the road, and as a result, no alcohol-related collisions or fatalities occurred during the event.
The Dawson Creek RCMP Bike Patrol was on duty during the weekend patrolling the fairgrounds and the vehicles parked nearby, as well as handing out coupons to local restaurants to some of the fair’s youngest patrons.
Extra resources were called in from around the Peace region to assist local members in ensuring the public’s safety during the Fall Fair. Dawson Creek RCMP would like to thank everyone that helped to make the fair go by safely, especially those who chose to find a safe and sober ride home.