RCMP blotter

100 Mile House RCMP maintain vigilance in removing drinking, speeding drivers

A female pedestrian was knocked down by a slow moving pickup truck at the intersection of First Street and Highway 97 in 100 Mile House on June 6. The truck was turning north onto the highway when it struck the pedestrian who suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service.

A female pedestrian was knocked down by a slow moving pickup truck at the intersection of First Street and Highway 97 in 100 Mile House on June 6. The truck was turning north onto the highway when it struck the pedestrian who suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service.

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 85 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

Impaired, speeding drivers

During the past week, Traffic Services issued one 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition for failing an approved screening device on a driver from the 100 Mile House area.

The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Traffic Services also issued a ticket for excessive speed during which the Lower Mainland driver was operating his vehicle 48 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Pedestrian knocked down

On June 6, 100 Mile RCMP and BC Ambulance Service personnel responded to a pedestrian/vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and First Street in 100 Mile House.

While walking across the crosswalk, a pedestrian had been struck at low speeds by a Ford pickup, which was turning north onto Highway 97 from the west side of First Avenue.

The female pedestrian had minor injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance. The male driver of the pickup was not injured.

The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.

Off the road

On June 6, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a semi-trailer unit going off the road on Highway 24 east of Interlakes Corner.

A passer-by picked up the driver of the semi unit and met the ambulance. The driver, suffering from a punctured lung, was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital.

The semi-trailer unit was removed from the scene. The investigation into this matter is continuing and there is no update as to the driver’s status at this time.

Break, enter and theft

On June 6, 100 Mile RCMP were advised of another break-and-enter to a business near the 108 Mile Ranch.

Culprits broke into a building and removed several bottles of liquor from a cabinet. A suspect has been identified and the investigation into this matter is continuing.

Single-vehicle incident

On June 4, police and 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 just north of Lac la Hache.

The driver of a grey Mazda car had been travelling from Vancouver and is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel. The vehicle left the roadway, went into the ditch and flipped over onto its roof.

The occupants were treated at the scene by ambulance. The female driver, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, was taken to hospital by ambulance. The female passenger was not injured.

No charges are being contemplated at this time.

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