Drivers reminded to slow down in school zones

RCMP report

100 Mile House RCMP officers responded to 97 calls for service from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5.

 

Flight of the B&E

On Sept. 3 at 10:30 p.m., 100 Mile House RCMP were called to a break-and-enter that was in progress at a storage locker, and upon attendance, a van fled the area.

Police followed the vehicle with emergency equipment activated, but the van driver refused to stop. A short pursuit ensued and the driver finally pulled over and was taken into custody.

A 44-year-old Lower Mainland man with ties to 100 Mile House was arrested and charged with several offences, including break-and-enter to a business, possession of property obtained by crime, and flight from police.

He was held in custody, and an ongoing investigation into this and other storage facility break-and-enter crimes continues.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Tipsy driver

Around midnight on Sept. 3, officers were called to a rollover vehicle incident on Horse Lake Road near Skaday Bridge.

Upon attendance, the investigating officer noted the odour of liquor and entered into an impaired driving investigation.

The accused was transported to hospital due to the injuries sustained in the collision. As the suspect was injured and unable to provide a breath sample, a blood sample was taken at hospital.

Charges are pending against the 51-year-old man who had already been on conditions to not operate a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.

 

Conditions breached

In the early hours of Aug. 31, a 100 Mile House RCMP member noted a suspicious vehicle.

Upon attendance to the vehicle, the officer located a male in breach of his conditions by being in the company of his ex-spouse.

He was arrested and held for court. Charges are being sought after the 26-year-old 100 Mile House resident breached his release conditions.

 

Drivers beware

Police remind the motoring public that school zones are back in effect, so please ensure you decrease your speed in these areas to 30 km/h.

The fine for speeding in a school zone is $196, or if exceeding by more than 21 km/h over the speed limit, the fine is $253.

Those who travel in excess of 41 km/h over the limit will face an excessive speed fine of $368 and vehicle impoundment for seven days.

The monetary fine also comes with points toward the driver’s licence in all three offences.