100 Mile House RCMP dealt with several motor vehicle issues

RCMP responded to 88 complaints and calls for service during the past week

  • Apr. 23, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Roadside prohibition

At 12:20 a.m. on April 20, a vehicle was stopped on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache after being advised that the driver was possibly impaired.

The driver, a 40-year-old 100 Mile House resident, displayed symptoms of alcohol consumption.

An approved screening device test was completed during which the driver provided a sample of his breath. The result was a fail.

He was served an immediate roadside prohibition (IRP) for 90 days and the vehicle he was operating was impounded for 30 days.

Excessive speeding

At 10:45 a.m. on April 19, a vehicle was stopped on Highway 97 near Alpine Avenue for speeding 46 km/h over the posted speed limit.

The driver, a 25-year-old Chilliwack man, was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed. As a result,

the vehicle he was operating was impounded for seven days.

Road rage

On April 17, 100 Mile House RCMP were advised of an incident involving two motorists who were travelling on Highway 97 in Lac la Hache.

Both drivers took exception to each other’s driving and a physical confrontation occurred, which allegedly resulted in the driver of the GMC truck being punched by a male operating a motorcycle.

The male operating the motorcycle reported the incident to police. Police did not receive a report from the other man involved and this person’s identity is not known.

Drinking and driving

At 12:10 p.m. on April 15, a vehicle was stopped for having no licence plate on Alder Avenue in 100 Hundred Mile House.

The driver, a 24-year-old 100 Mile House man displayed symptoms of alcohol consumption. An Approved Roadside Screening test was completed where the male provided a sample of his breath, and the result was a warn.

The driver was served a three-day immediate roadside prohibition.

Prohibited driving

Around 1:10 a.m. on April 14, RCMP stopped a vehicle Highway 97 near Lac la Hache for no rear lights.

The driver, a 52-year-old 100 Mile House woman, was found to be prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The woman was issued an appearance notice for court at a later date and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Fire-lighting mischief

At 8:15 p.m. on April 14, RCMP attended to a report of an outdoor fire located at a residence in the 5000 block of Timothy Lake Road.

It was determined the resident, a 34-year-old Lac la Hache woman, was purposely setting numerous fires on the property. Lac la Hache Volunteer Fire Department members attended and extinguished the fires before they could spread further.

However, the woman continued to attempt light further fires and add additional fuel sources to the already existing fires even when told to stop by responding firefighters.

As a result, the woman was arrested for mischief and lodged in cells overnight. She was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. Alcohol was a factor in this incident.

TIPS needed

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents or any suspicious activity, can report it to

the 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment at 250-395-2456 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-

222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.