100 Mile House RCMP responded to 106 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Below are highlights of the week’s calls.
On Aug. 25, 100 Mile House RCMP were called to a report of an impaired driver on Tidaw Way in Canim Lake.
Members attended and located the vehicle in the area. The male driver had symptoms of alcohol consumption.
The driver provided a sample of breath into an approved screening device where the result was a “fail.” He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He was also issued a violation ticket for open liquor in a motor vehicle.
On Aug. 24, police received a call that a gate had been ripped off its hinges on a property in the 5000 block of Simon Lake Road.
The incident is believed to have occurred sometime after Aug. 21.
On Aug. 24, RCMP were called to a motor vehicle incident (MVI) on Highway 97 on the 103 Mile hill.
A vehicle was passing another vehicle when the slower vehicle in the right lane drifted into the other lane causing a side swipe.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the incident did not stop; however, the other driver got a licence plate number.
There were no injuries and moderate damage. The owner of the offending vehicle will be served several violation tickets at a later date.
Rider dumps bike
On Aug. 23, police were called to an MVI involving a motorbike on Watch Lake Road.
The driver had rounded a corner and hit some soft dirt causing the motorbike to lose control. He was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital for upper-body injuries not believed to be serious.
Alcohol and speed were not a factor.
On Aug. 23, RCMP were called to an MVI rollover on Canim Hendrix Lake Road.
When members arrived, they spoke with the male driver who advised he had swerved to miss an animal.
Symptoms of alcohol consumption were observed and the driver provided a sample of his breath on an approved screening device. The driver blew a “warn.”
He was issued a three-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded. A small amount of marijuana was also seized.
On Aug. 22, police were called to a report of an MVI on Kitwanga Drive in the 108 Mile Ranch and a truck pulling a recreational vehicle trailer was located in the ditch.
When speaking with the male driver who advised he had swerved to miss a deer, the member detected signs of alcohol consumption. The driver provided a sample of his breath in an approved screening device and blew a “fail.”
The driver was arrested for impaired driving and brought back to the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment where further breath samples were obtained. The results were more than two times the legal limit of .08.
The driver was later released. His vehicle was impounded for 90 days.
On Aug. 21, RCMP were responding to a call of an assault at a residence on Fawn Creek Road.
When police attended the residence, they located the female suspect in her running vehicle. She displayed symptoms of alcohol consumption.
The female provided a sample of breath into an approved screening device. The result was a “fail.”
She was arrested for the assault for an unrelated dated incident, and care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired and over .08. She was released on a promise to appear for court in December.
On Aug. 18, police conducted small vessel boat checks on Sheridan Lake.
Infractions included fishing without a licence, no personal flotation devices, fail to produce vessel registration and fail to produce a boat operators competency card. A number of the operators were fined and directed off the lake.
About half the boaters checked were in compliance. However the infractions observed have been typical of what police are encountering while conducting boat checks on the area lakes.
Boat patrols will continue into the fall months.