A driver was served with several violation tickets after an illegal off-road adventure Tuesday night on a beach on the Tsawwassen First Nation.
Delta Police’s Tsawwassen First Nation Service Team received a complaint around 7 p.m. June 15 of two trucks off-roading on the beach in front of the 1100 block of Tsatsu Shores Drive. One truck had apparently become stuck in the sand.
“Police attended and found one truck sunk to the axles on the beach,” said DPD spokesperson Cris Leykauf. “The officer observed deep ruts in the beach and in the seaweed, and noted driftwood had been displaced.
“The tide was coming in quickly and a heavy tow truck was called to extract the truck through water and driftwood. Though the truck was partially submerged, it was able to be towed out, and was driveable.”
Leykauf said police served the driver a TFN violation ticket for harvesting or damaging resources on TFN public land, as well as a Motor Vehicle Act ticket for operating an off-road vehicle carelessly. Education was also provided on the importance of protecting the integrity of the area’s natural resources.