Youths doing stunts on ATVs near Campbell River face penalties

Two youths who were allegedly “stunting” on ATVs face penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act after being stopped by Campbell River RCMP.

Police said they were operating the ATVs in a dangerous manner Saturday on the beach, roads and parking area of McIvor Lake. The ATVs are off-road vehicles and are not allowed to be driven in public areas, police said

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The youths, who were not wearing helmets, had their ATVs seized for seven days.

A May 29 ATV crash near Nanaimo claimed the life of a 33-year-old man who was riding with a group on a back-country road. Nanaimo RCMP said the death appeared to be accidental.

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