100 Mile House RCMP dealt with a drinking driver, motor vehicle incidents

RCMP responded to 68 complaints and calls for service

  • Jan. 22, 2015 7:00 a.m.
A rear-ender MVI on Birch Avenue on Jan. 15 saw 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue (OMFR) chief Darrell Blades

A rear-ender MVI on Birch Avenue on Jan. 15 saw 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue (OMFR) chief Darrell Blades

Drinking driver

On Jan. 18, Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 24 near Bleeker Road.

Investigators stopped a white Chrysler Concorde being operated by a male driver, which matched the description provided. The male displayed symptoms of having consumed liquor.

An approved screening device was administered at the scene and the results of both tests were “fail.” The driver was issued a 90 day immediate roadside driving prohibition and the vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

Further to this, the driver was issued tickets for speeding and having open liquor in a vehicle.

Rollover MVI

On Jan. 18, police and emergency crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover incident on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache Station Road.

The male driver of Jeep Grand Cherokee lost control on the roadway, went off the road and hit a light standard and then rolled into the ditch.

The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by police and fire crews. Having suffered minor injuries, he was then transported by ambulance to 100 Mile District General Hospital.

Liquor was not a factor in this collision. The investigation is continuing.

Van rear-ended

On Jan. 15, emergency crews and 100 Mile RCMP responded to a two-vehicle incident at the intersection of Fourth Street and Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House.

The driver of a minivan was waiting to go south through the four way stop when his vehicle was rear-ended by the driver of a Nissan Versa.

The female driver of the Nissan Versa appeared to be suffering from some sort of medical condition and she was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The Nissan sustained minor damages was towed from the scene. The van was not damaged and could be driven away.

Trailer recovered

On Jan. 13, a 2007 flat-deck trailer was reported stolen from the parking lot of the Lakewood Inn.

Two days later, this same trailer was located attached to a stolen vehicle, which was recovered in the Quesnel area.

Anyone who may have witnessed this trailer being stolen is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).