100 Mile House RCMP dealing with motor-vehicle operators problems

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 54 complaints and calls for service during the past week

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 54 complaints and calls for service during the past week.


Slippery conditions

On March 3, 100 Mile RCMP responded to five motor-vehicle incidents at various locations in the 100 Mile House area.

Weather and deteriorating road conditions were contributing factors in all of these collisions, but there were no reported serious injuries.

Only one of the incident involved two vehicles. The rest of the collisions were single vehicles going off the roadway.

The motoring public is reminded again that winter driving conditions are still in effect.


Excessive speeding

On Feb. 28, 100 Mile Traffic Services observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed on Highway 97 near Yale Road, south of 100 Mile House.

The vehicle was caught on radar being operated at 51 km/h over the posted speed limit. The male driver from the Lower Mainland was charged with excessive speeding and his vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.


Over the limit

On Feb. 26, 100 Mile RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Canim Lake reserve as the driver was known to not have a valid driver’s licence.

During the investigation of this offence, investigators determined that the male driver was impaired by liquor. However, this person did not meet the Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition criteria.

He was detained and returned to the 100 Mile House Detachment where two breath samples were obtained and the readings were both 170 mg%. Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit are being recommended to Crown against a 32-year-old Canim Lake man.

He has a court date of May 7.








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