Local RCMP members responded to several motor-vehicle incident

100 Mile RCMP responded to 126 complaints and calls for service from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

Ditched driver

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Aug. 31, 100 Mile RCMP were dispatched to a single-vehicle incident in the industrial park in 100 Mile House.

Upon attendance, the male driver was located attempting to get the vehicle out of the ditch. He displayed symptoms of liquor consumption.

An approved roadside screening device was administered. The results of both samples were fails.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition. The damaged vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 30 days.

 

Vehicle towed

At 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 31, 100 Mile RCMP came across the scene of a single-vehicle incident.

Witnesses had removed the driver who was the lone occupant from the vehicle. The driver displayed symptoms of liquor consumption.

The driver was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital for an assessment. An approved screening device was administered and the result was a fail.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

 

Rollover injuries

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Aug. 30, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 24 at Lac des Roches.

A pickup truck had left the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment. Both the occupants suffered minor injuries and were treated by the ambulance crew at the scene.

The investigation into this incident is continuing.

 

Drinking driver

On Aug. 25, 100 Mile RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 97

south-bound into 100 Mile House from Lac la Hache, and the vehicle was intercepted in 100 Mile House.

The male driver from the Riske Creek area displayed symptoms of liquor consumption and an approved screening device was administered at the scene, and the result was a fail. The driver requested the opportunity to provide a second sample, which was also a fail.

The driver met the established criteria and was subsequently issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

 

Excessive speed

There were a number of driving complaints during the long weekend.

100 Mile Traffic Services were working on the highway and one individual from the Lower Mainland was caught on radar operating his vehicle 74 km/h over the posted speed limit. He was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.