RCMP Blotter

100 Mile House RCMP dealing with drinking, speeding drivers

Drinking drivers

There were three 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibitions for drinking and driving issued between April 4 and April 5 by 100 Mile House RCMP and 100 Mile House Traffic Services.

All three drivers failed the Approved Screening Device issued at the roadside. The vehicles were towed and impounded for 30 days.

Two of the drivers were from the 100 Mile House area. One driver was from the Clinton area.

Excessive speed

There was one incident of excessive speeding reported during the past week.

A driver from the Lower Mainland was identified by 100 Mile Traffic Services operating her vehicle at 70 km/h over the posted speed limit in the four lanes south of 100 Mile House. The driver was charged and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Hail causes crash

On April 7, 100 Mile RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a single-vehicle roll-over incident on Highway 97 near the intersection with Canim-Hendrix Lake Road.

The driver of a 2003 Dodge pick-up truck lost control during an intense hail storm and the vehicle crossed the south-bound lane and rolled in the ditch. The driver was assessed by BC Ambulance Service crews at the scene, but did not suffer any injuries.

Witnesses reported the driver was operating his vehicle well below the posted speed limit. No charges are being contemplated at this time.

Lost control

On April 5, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 just south of 100 Mile House.

The driver of black 1993 Mazda MX3 pick-up truck lost control of his vehicle on wet roads while coming into 100 Mile House. The vehicle crossed the oncoming lane and ended up in the ditch.

There was considerable damage to the rear of the truck. The driver declined being seen by ambulance attendants at the scene.

The vehicle was towed from the scene. No charges are being contemplated at this time.

100 Mile House Free Press