Drunk in public nets a stay at Invermere police station

Two separate incidents lead to some quality time spent at the local detachment headquarters

Submitted by Sgt. Bob Vatamaniuck

Columbia Valley RCMP

The morning of Tuesday, September 12th, RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated woman that was attempting to leave the Canadian Tire with her vehicle. The report indicated that there was an extremely intoxicated female causing issues at the store as she was trying to get her vehicle back after some repairs. RCMP immediately attended and found the woman who was slurring her speech along with some other indicators that she had too much to drink. The woman first believed the police speaking to her were employees of Canadian Tire and remained belligerent. After some negotiation it was deemed necessary to escort her back to the detachment where she would not impact anyone else’s day until she could be calmed and establish some sobriety. She was released a few hours later when police were assured that the public was safe.

At about 1 a.m. on Saturday, September 16th, Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male in Radium Hot Springs. The report claimed that there was a drunk male being aggressive and belligerent to many others in the Village and he was causing problems for other people in Radium. RCMP attended and spoke with the male, identified him and learned he was a resident of Calgary. The male was visibly intoxicated and his behaviour became more and more inconsistent and unpredictable as police interacted with him. It became obvious to the RCMP that the male was too intoxicated to take care of himself and further issues would arise from his hostility and intoxication if left alone. Consequently, he was placed under arrest for being intoxicated in a public place by causing a disturbance. He was released as soon as he could be determined that he would not be causing any more issues in the community.

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