Driver pulls into the wrong lane of Hwy 97

The weekly police report for the South Cariboo area

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 57 calls for service during the past week. Some highlights are as follows:

Stolen vehicle

On Dec. 9, Traffic Services investigators were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 24 near McMista Road. A vehicle was observed parked in an odd position. A query of the license plate determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Kamloops earlier in the day. The male driver was arrested without incident.

In addition to being in possession of a stolen vehicle, the 32-year-old male had arrest warrants for driving offences out of Williams Lake. This person was later released from custody with a court appearance of March 2018 in 100 Mile House for possession of stolen property and possession of controlled substances. The investigation into this incident is continuing.

Driver pulls into wrong lane

On Dec. 6, 100 Mile RCMP and Emergency Crews responded to a collision between a Dodge pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer unit on Highway 97 at the Lac la Hache townsite. The male driver of the Dodge pick-up truck pulled onto the highway into the wrong lane.

The driver of the tractor-trailer unit attempted to swerve to avoid a collision but was unable to completely avoid contact.

The driver of the pick-up was treated by ambulance for minor injuries and released.

The pick-up driver displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. An approved screening device was administered at the scene and the result was a “fail.” A second test was requested and administered. The result was also a “fail.”

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Crime Stoppers Tips of the Week

Between 7 and 10 p.m. on Dec. 6, unknown culprits entered a referee room at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the unattended personal effects.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Dec. 10, unknown culprits lit an outside garbage can and pushed up against the outside of the Farrier Pub in the 103 Mile subdivision. The fire was put out without any serious damage. A red vehicle was seen leaving the area.

If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area, call 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477). You can also contact www.bccrimestoppers.com. Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

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