The 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 53 complaints and calls for service during the past week.
The 100 Mile House RCMP is in the process of formulating the detachment priorities for the 2012/12 fiscal year.
Last year’s priorities included:
• Providing enhanced policing to the First Nations community.
• Reducing the abuse of drugs by targeting drug production and distribution charges.
• Reducing the abuse of alcohol through education.
• Contributing to safe roads by targeting traffic offences.
• Contributing to safe roads by targeting impaired drivers.
If there are members of the public who wish to comment on these or recommend other priorities, they are asked to submit their comments in writing to the detachment. The mailing address is as follows: NCO i/c RCMP; Box 37, 726 Alpine Ave.; 100 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2E0
Stuck in 100 Mile
On March 10, 100 Mile Traffic Services received a complaint of two similar vehicles racing on Highway 97, northbound near 90 Mile.
Speeds of between 139 and 158 km/h were obtained on the vehicles. The vehicles were located coming through 100 Mile House and were stopped.
The drivers, both from out-of-province were charged under the Motor Vehicle Act and their vehicles were impounded for racing.
On March 9, 100 Mile House RCMP stopped a vehicle near Lac la Hache and the driver showed signs of impairment and failed the roadside breath test.
The driver was returned to the detachment where samples of 160/150 %mgs were obtained. The driver was released for court and will be facing charges of impaired driving.
Unlicensed drinking driver
On March 8, 100 Mile RCMP stopped a vehicle near Lone Butte after receiving a traffic complaint.
The driver did not have a driver’s licence and was in possession of open liquor. A roadside test was conducted on the driver who blew a warn.
The vehicle was towed and impounded and the driver was charged for several offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.