100 Mile House RCMP have a busy day on May 30

100 Mile House RCMP members dealt with 79 calls for service during the past week

100 Mile House RCMP members dealt with 79 calls for service during the past week.


In and out of ditch

Sometime in the early morning hours of May 30, a bulk chip truck hauling two trailers had an incident on Highway 97 near Wright Station Road.

The truck went off road to the right but was able to recover before going down an embankment. The trailers, however, continued into the ditch and then vaulted back up on the road after hitting a culvert.

The driver did not remain at the scene and police are continuing their investigation.


Refused sample

Around noon on May 30, a responsible driver provided very good details of a vehicle that was being driven erratically on Highway 97 near 108 Mile Hill.

It was reported that a small purple truck with a white canopy and a yellow canoe on top was swerving and driving inattentively, with the driver being possibly impaired.

RCMP officers attended and determined there was evidence that the 51-year-old driver from Cochrane, Alberta had consumed alcohol.

He refused to provide a roadside breath demand and was subsequently issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.


Serious injuries

Around 8:39 p.m. on May 30, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a report of a serious motor-vehicle incident on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road in the 5200 block.

An uninsured, 1992 white Pontiac Trans Sport had left the roadway, sheared a power pole and came to rest on the roof of the vehicle in the ditch. The driver was ejected approximately 10 metres from the vehicle.

The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital by Emergency Heath Services.

Speed and alcohol are both believed to be a factor. The driver is known to police and is already a prohibited driver.

A collision analyst from Williams Lake was called in to assist with the investigation and charges are being contemplated.


Licence plates missing

A total of seven calls were related to lost or missing plates, usually off of trailers, especially boat or utility trailers.

It is not uncommon for the mounting brackets for these plates to be damaged or rusted, which may lead to the plate being lost while driving down the road.

Registered owners are reminded to check on these plates regularly and ensure the plates are firmly attached to their trailers.