Impaired driver collides with sign

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 84 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 84 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

On Oct. 27 at approximately 9 p.m., 100 Mile House RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 97 with the entrance sign at the Hills Health Ranch.

A male driver had reportedly been trapped in the vehicle and was suffering from scalp lacerations.

The driver was removed from the vehicle by fire department personnel and taken to hospital by ambulance. There was evidence at the scene the driver had been consuming liquor. The driver was given a breath demand after displaying signs of impairment. After he was treated at hospital, the male was released into police custody. He was transported to the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment where two breath samples were 220 and 210 mg per cent.

The 51-year-old resident of Lac la Hache was held in custody until sober and released on a Promise to Appear on charges of Impaired Driving and Driving over the Legal Limit with a court date in December.


Winter driving

On Oct. 24, 100 Mile RCMP had responded to two traffic collisions by 10 a.m. The first single-vehicle roll-over was on Judson Road near Bridge Lake.

The female driver was transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital with minor injuries and then released. There was extensive damage to her vehicle.

The second collision was on Highway 97 just north of 108 Mile Ranch.

The male driver was knocked unconscious by the impact but he woke up shortly afterward.

The driver was transported to hospital, treated and released. In both instances, deteriorating road conditions were contributing factors. 100 Mile RCMP are again reminding the public that winter driving conditions have arrived and drivers are urged to slow down in response to those conditions.



Halloween is Oct. 31 and police are encouraging people to have a safe and happy celebration.

RCMP remind drivers that there will be small children walking along the roadways. Please slow down and pay attention to pedestrian traffic.