100 Mile RCMP busy with motor-vehicle incidents

100 Mile House RCMP attend numerous motor-vehicle incidents

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100 Mile House RCMP responded to 77 complaints and calls for service during the past week.


Drinking and driving

On April 14, 100 Mile RCMP responded to two complaints of a possible impaired driver being involved in a single-vehicle incident in the 5900 block of Highway 24 near Lone Butte.

Upon arrival at the scene, a lone female occupant was located in a grey Honda CRV in the ditch and she displayed symptoms of liquor consumption.

Out of precaution, the woman was transported by ambulance to hospital for examination. When the driver was medically cleared, she was returned to the detachment where two breath samples of 200 and 180 mg%.

Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit are being recommended to Crown against a 43-year-old 100 Mile House resident.


Trailer adrift

On April 13, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a boat and trailer in the ditch on Highway 97, six kilometres south of 100 Mile House.

A U-Haul truck was towing the pontoon boat when the trailer became unhitched. The safety chains wore through and the trailer and boat went into the ditch.

The estimated damage to the unit is $20,000. No charges are being sought in this matter.


Under investigation

On April 12, police responded to a report of a collision between two vehicles just south of Lac la Hache on Highway 97.

Investigation revealed a marked Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) Tahoe was travelling north on Highway 97 when a southbound vehicle came around a corner and drifted into the northbound lane. The CVSE driver activated his emergency equipment and pulled over to the shoulder to intercept this vehicle.

While executing his turn, his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck travelling north.

Both vehicles were travelling at a reduced rate of speed. Both vehicles sustained enough damage to be towed from the scene.

Emergency Health Services treated the passenger of the pickup at the scene for a sore neck.

The offending southbound vehicle was not located.

The investigation into this matter is continuing.


Speeding drunk

On April 10, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a complaint of a white GMC Sonoma driving northbound at a high rate of speed on Highway 97 near 83 Mile.

The vehicle was located coming into 100 Mile House. The driver was pulled over in a parking lot after crossing the centreline several times.

She displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. An approved roadside screening device was administered and the result was a fail.

The driver was detained and returned to the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment. Two breath samples were obtained from the driver of 220 and 210 mg%.

Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit are being recommended to Crown against a 47-year-old Langley resident.

100 Mile House Free Press