Sicamous RCMP seek help after Highway Flagger Assaulted with Full Can of Beer
RCMP are seeking public assistance to identify a driver who allegedly threw a beer can at a flag person on Highway 1 on Monday near Sicamous.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release the incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. (February 26th) when an employee of a flagging crew was assaulted when an unknown suspect from a passing vehicle threw a full can of beer, striking him in the head.
“The male victim was busy setting up a cautionary sign on Highway 1 west of Sicamous when he was struck by the can of beer,” Moskaluk said.
“The victim was wearing a hard hat and glasses at the time of the assault which were both knocked off of his head. The hard hat prevented the victim from any significant injury.”
Moskaluk said the offending vehicle was described as a small black car without a front license plate.
He said the victim was unable to identify the make or specific model of the vehicle.
“The information was immediately relayed to the Salmon Arm RCMP to attempt to intercept the suspect vehicle, however a time delay in the report being made to police resulted in the vehicle not being located,” Moskaluk said.
Police said this incident illustrates the danger that highway flaggers face in their duties.
“The flagger could have easily been seriously injured by the dangerous and senseless actions of the person responsible for this assault.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 or via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.