100 Mile House RCMP responded to 65 complaints and calls for service during the past week.
Shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 7, 100 Mile RCMP were issued a notification from Clinton RCMP of a possible impaired driver travelling north on Highway 97 towards 100 Mile House.
A vehicle description and a plate number were provided. This vehicle, a red Chevrolet pickup, was located coming into 100 Mile House by 99 Mile. The vehicle was pulled over.
The driver displayed gross symptoms of impairment by liquor. He was detained and brought to the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment where two samples of his breath were obtained of 240 mg%.
Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit will be recommended to Crown against a 49-year-old male resident of Clinton. He was released on an appearance notice for Dec. 3 in 100 Mile House Provincial Court.
Around 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 7, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle incident in the 5000 block of Easzee Drive in the 108 Mile Ranch.
Police located a Dodge Sprint approximately 50 metres off the roadway with the occupants still inside. The driver of the vehicle displayed symptoms of liquor consumption.
An approved screening device was administered at the location and the result was a “fail.” The driver requested a second test which was also a fail.
He was issued an Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition for 90 days and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 7, 100 Mile RCMP located a vehicle attempting to conduct a U-turn in an intersection.
The driver of the vehicle was believed to be a prohibited driver. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was confirmed to be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Act.
The driver was issued an appearance notice for a court date of Nov. 5 in 100 Mile Provincial Court.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle incident at the 108 Mile Beach Road.
Police determined that the vehicle in question, a grey Ford F150, had rolled but had since been put back on its wheels. The driver of the vehicle was determined to have consumed liquor.
An approved screening device was administered at the location. The result was a fail. The 25-year-old male driver was issued an Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition for 90 days and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
Over the line
Around 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 4, 100 Mile RCMP were dispatched to a two-vehicle incident on Highway 24 near the Bridge Lake Store.
Investigation determined that a rented Ford Edge was being driven by an Australian driver. As he crested the hill, the male driver drifted into the oncoming lane.
A north-bound vehicle attempted to avoid the collision but the two vehicles impacted on the passenger sides, resulting in both vehicles being inoperable.
None of the four vehicle occupants were injured and both vehicles were towed. The investigation into this collision is continuing.