RCMP have laid charges after a concerning scene at the Kiddies’ Day Parade on Thursday.
The parade had reached the final block of their route when a parked vehicle on 1st Ave. N.E. pulled into the parade behind the RCMP cruiser leading the parade and a group of young girls walking with banners. The vehicle then passed the cruiser and turned onto Herbert St. E.
The officer leading the parade subsequently stopped the vehicle, and the driver was charged with driving without reasonable consideration for others (Section 213(2) of the Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Act) and received a $280 fine. The driver also received a three day driving suspension for alcohol consumption, and the vehicle was impounded for three days.
While no one was injured during the incident, RCMP are hoping that motorists show restraint when dealing with unexpected brief travel delays.
Swift Current’s Frontier Days Parade is set for Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m.
RCMP are reminding the public who park in the parade zone that they will have to wait until he parade is over before moving their vehicles.