100 Mile RCMP responded to 84 complaints and calls for service from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22.
Failed to signal
On Dec. 22, 100 Mile House RCMP and emergency services responded to a two-vehicle incident in the 5700 block of Canim Hendrix Lake Road.
The driver of a Chevrolet van had allegedly signalled to turn right and then turned left across traffic. The driver of a Jeep Wrangler was unable to avoid the collision as he was in the process of passing.
The passenger of the Jeep Wrangler was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. The driver of the van declined medical assistance.
The driver of the van was issued a violation ticket for not having insurance on his vehicle and failing to signal for a turn.
On Dec. 21, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a vehicle fire on Judson Road near Bridge Lake.
Fire crews had extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire was determined to not be suspicious.
The owner of the vehicle drove up to the scene in another vehicle. He displayed symptoms of liquor consumption.
An approved screening device was administered and the result was a fail. The male driver was detained and returned to the 100 Mile House Detachment where two breath samples were obtained or 120 and 100 mg%.
Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit are being recommended to Crown against a 47-year-old male resident of the Bridge Lake area. He has a court date in March 2014.
On Dec. 18, 100 Mile RCMP were called to a report of a domestic assault in the Ranchettes east of 100 Mile House.
While police were responding to this complaint, the suspect was observed by police operating his motor vehicle in 100 Mile House. When investigator’s attempted to stop him, he fled the area.
Investigators continued to make patrols to locate the suspect and his vehicle was located a short time later in the industrial area. The suspect was observed exiting the vehicle. He was detained for several offences.
He also displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. A breath demand was made and he was retuned to the 100 Mile RCMP Detachment. Two breath samples were obtained of 130 and 110 mg%.
The suspect was held in custody on several charges including care & control over .08, driving while prohibited, flight from police, assault and uttering threats. The suspect was held in custody on these charges and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Williams Lake.
On Dec. 16, Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services was conducting a check stop on Canim Hendrix Lake Road.
At 1:55 p.m., a Dodge Dakota pickup approached the check stop. When the driver was asked for his licence, he was unable to produce it.
Investigation determined that the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle under five separate provincial driving prohibitions.
The male driver was issued an appearance notice for a court appearance in 100 Mile House in February 2014 for five counts of driving while prohibited.
The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
There were a total of 100 collisions in the 10 Mile House Detachment area during the past week.
The following incident is highlighted.
On Dec. 18, 100 Mile RCMP and emergency services responded to a truck in the ditch on Highway 97 near Bjornson Road in Lac la Hache. The driver had attempted to pass a commercial vehicle, lost control and then his vehicle rolled into the ditch.
He was able to get out of his vehicle and signal passing motorists. The driver suffered from lacerations to his head and arm, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The vehicle was extensively damaged.