Speed, alcohol believed to be factor in car accident that injured two 

Police Briefs: Whistler, Pemberton police receive 81 calls for service over weekend

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Two people were injured in a car accident this week that briefly trapped one of the drivers in his vehicle, confirmed the Whistler RCMP in a release.

At approximately 1 a.m.* on Sunday, April 21, police were notified of the two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Alpine Way and Valley Drive. Investigators have since learned that the driver of a black Land Rover is suspected of rear-ending the other vehicle, sending both cars into a nearby ditch.

The driver of the vehicle that was reportedly struck sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, a 30-year-old Ontario man, was trapped as a result of the collision. The Whistler Fire Rescue Service attended and extracted the man from his vehicle before he was taken for treatment for unknown injuries, police said.

Police believe that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Whistler RCMP is asking anyone with information on this incident, or anyone who recalls seeing the Land Rover in the minutes leading up to the crash, to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca to remain anonymous.

*Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the time of the report of the car accident on April 21, based on information that was provided by police.

Local police kept busy over Easter long weekend

It was a busy Easter for Whistler and Pemberton RCMP, which received 81 calls for service over the long weekend.

Among those calls were nine drivers taken off the road for impaired driving, as well as another nine individuals arrested and detained in cells for a variety of offences "related to excessive alcohol consumption," police said in a release. One of the individuals was arrested for causing a disturbance before having another offence tacked on when he reportedly damaged RCMP property while in custody.

The 39-year-old Alberta man was released from custody once he was able to care for himself. He has a court date scheduled in North Vancouver for May 22.

Natural Resource Officer uniform stolen in Squamish

A uniform belonging to a provincial Natural Resource Officer (NRO) was reportedly stolen from Squamish earlier this month, according to Squamish RCMP.

On Tuesday, April 2, police were notified of a vehicle that had been broken into near Garibaldi Estates. The complainant told investigators that several items had been stolen from the car overnight, including a black Eddie Bauer NRO jacket and black soft body armour used on the job.

The more than 150 NROs working across B.C. are tasked with protecting the province's land, water, forests and cultural resources.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing items is asked to contact Const. Bryant at the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100.

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