Merritt RCMP responded to an incident of road rage on June 9, in which one suspect brandished a knife.

“On June 9, 2020, in the late afternoon there was a road rage incident on Voght at River Ranch Road involving two vehicles, which drew a significant amount of police resources and blocked River Ranch Road for approximately 30 minutes,” said Sgt. Josh Roda of Merritt RCMP.

“One male was safely taken into custody and has been released on strict conditions, pending charges, for pulling a knife on the occupants of the other vehicle and then again on the arresting police officers.”

Police also report that for the first time in several weeks the downtown core has been peaceful, with very few incidents of crime occurring that required an RCMP presence.

However, changing weather conditions have led to several accidents on the Coquihalla requiring first responders, and RCMP are urging members of the public to drive appropriately and with caution. High mountain passes frequently see quickly changing and winter driving conditions throughout the spring.