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Two injured after vehicle tumbles down embankment, bursts into flames near D’Arcy

Police Briefs: Two local men arrested on drug charges in separate incidents
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Two men were injured this week after their vehicle fell down an embankment near D’Arcy and then burst into flames, police said.

At about 5:20 p.m. on Monday, April 8, Pemberton RCMP received a report that the vehicle had gone off the roadway in the 2600 block of Highline Road, tumbling roughly 60 feet (18 metres) before coming to a stop. The truck, a black Chevrolet Silverado, “then ignited and fire consumed the vehicle,” police said in a release.

The driver and a passenger were able to exit the vehicle before the fire had started and made their way back to the main road, where they waited for emergency crews to arrive. One of the occupants, a 27-year-old Kamloops man, was airlifted to hospital with what police said were non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released from care. The other occupant, a 28-year-old Lillooet man, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Pemberton RCMP continues to investigate the cause of the crash and are asking anyone with relevant information, or anyone who recalls seeing the truck in the hours leading up to the accident, to please contact the detachment at 604-894-6634, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or to report anonymously.

Two Whistler men arrested on drug charges

Two local men are facing drug charges after being arrested in the village in two separate incidents last week, police said.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, Whistler police observed a male in the 4100 block of Golfer’s Approach in the village “conduct transactions that are associated to trafficking drugs,” RCMP said in a release. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 21-year-old man, who was in possession of what police belief to be cocaine. The man was later released from custody with a court date set for June 5.

Several hours later, just before 1 a.m. on April 7, police witnessed a man in the 4100 block of Village Green consume what appeared to be cocaine. Officers uncovered “additional drugs” on the suspect also believed to be cocaine and arrested him for possession of a controlled substance. The 22-year-old Whistler man was later released with a court date set for April 24.

“The Whistler and Pemberton RCMP are focussed on locating and arresting those individuals who choose to purchase, sell or consume illegal substances in our community,” the RCMP said in a release. “Police want the community to know that we are out in force both overtly and covertly, actively searching for folks who are engaged in this illegal behaviour. If you are aware of illegal drug use in your community, the RCMP would like to hear from you.”