Local RCMP members dealt with a couple of unusual MVIs

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 91 complaints and calls for service during the past week

100 Mile House RCMP suspect medical distress was the cause of this unusual motor-vehicle incident.

100 Mile House RCMP suspect medical distress was the cause of this unusual motor-vehicle incident.

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 91 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

 

Drinking driver

On Aug. 23, 100 Mile RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle colliding with a power pole near Grey Crescent and Horse Lake Road.

The suspect vehicle then left the scene. Investigators were, coincidentally, at the driver’s residence investigating another offence when the suspect vehicle pulled into the driveway.

The driver displayed symptoms of impairment by liquor. He was detained for impaired driving and returned to 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment where two breath samples of 260 and 250 mg% were obtained.

The driver was released on a promise to appear for a court date in 100 Mile on Dec. 9.

 

Medical distress

On Aug. 22, the female driver of a north-bound Chevrolet SUV suddenly veered across the two south-bound lanes of Highway 97 on the 99 Mile Hill.

The vehicle avoided oncoming traffic and entered the ditch. The vehicle continued along the west verge until coming to a stop on the side of the hill in front of the Yamaha dealership on Alpine Avenue. Police and Emergency crews responded to this incident.

The female driver was examined at scene and taken to hospital by ambulance. It is believed she suffered some type of medical distress.

Liquor and speed are not factors in this incident. The investigation is continuing.

 

Failed test

On Aug. 22, Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services were conducting routine enforcement in 100 Mile House.

Investigators observed a Blue Geo Tracker without a headlight, and the vehicle was stopped. During the traffic stop, the driver was determined to have consumed liquor.

An approved screening device was administered at the scene. The result was a fail and the male driver declined a second test.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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