On Dec. 13, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 at Reichelt Road, south of 100 Mile House.
The driver of a Ford Escape lost control on some ice, went off the road and rolled. The occupants were not injured.
While police were investigating this motor vehicle accident (MVI), another north-bound vehicle lost control in the same corner and went into the ditch, narrowly missing the first collision and the police cruiser. The second driver was not injured.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Road and weather conditions were contributing factors in these MVIs.
In the early morning of Dec. 12, police and rescue crews were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 97 at the 103 Mile hill.
The driver had lost control of his vehicle that then spun around, went backwards into the ditch and flipped on its roof.
The two occupants, suffering with minor injuries, were extricated from the vehicle and taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital by ambulance.
The vehicle was towed out of the ditch. Road and environmental conditions were contributing factors in this MVI.
At 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle MVI at the intersection of 8th Street and Scott Road in 100 Mile House.
A vehicle, which was stopped at the intersection, was hit by another vehicle turning through the intersection.
The female driver of the second vehicle did not stop but proceeded to a residence a short distance away.
She was identified by the driver of the other vehicle.
During the collision investigation, the female driver displayed symptoms of having consumed liquor. An approved roadside screening device was administered at the scene and the result was a fail, and a second test was requested and the result was also a fail.
Based on these results, the female driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and her vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
The investigation into this collision is continuing.
Dump truck grabbed by snow
On Dec. 9, local RCMP responded to the report of an MVI on Mahood Lake Road at the intersection of Higgins Lake Road.
The driver of a dump truck, which was pulling a pup trailer, moved over to the right to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The wheels of the dump truck caught in the snow on the side of the road and pulled the vehicle and trailer off the road.
This caused the vehicle to collide with a hydro pole. The dump truck sustained a considerable amount of damage and the hydro pole was sheared in half.
Crews repaired the hydro pole and the dump truck was pulled out of the ditch. There were no injuries.
As the Christmas season approaches, both the 100 Mile RCMP and Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic
Services personnel will be conducting pro-active roadside checks for impaired drivers.
Police urge folks to ensure they have a designated driver and get home safely over the holidays.