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Terrace RCMP use helicopter to target unsafe ATV operators in Thornhill

Terrace RCMP weekend operation resulted in multiple traffic stops, drug and weapon seizures

Terrace RCMP used a helicopter over the weekend to track ATV operators driving in an unsafe manner in around the Thornhill area.

“The RCMP and its partners remained busy both nights and the results came in the form of many traffic stops, violation tickets, drug and weapon seizures, notices of driving prohibitions and an ATV seized,” said the RCMP in an Aug. 1 release about the enforcement action which took place July 28 and July 29.

14 violation tickets for various offences were issued.

Police said provincial conservation officers helped in the enforcement action and that a police services dog was also on hand.

The decision to target ATV operators followed complaints of off-road vehicles being driven unsafely and numerous instances of flight from police.

The RCMP maintain a fleet of helicopters and aircraft in B.C. and the closest location to Terrace where they are based is Prince Rupert.

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