Missing boaters found safe

100 Mile House RCMP dealt with potentially missing boaters and prohibited drivers

100 Mile RCMP responded to 66 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

On July 11 at 4 p.m., 100 Mile RCMP were called about a boating incident on Bridge Lake. A witness reported that a boat with one adult and three youth had stopped at the provincial campground, then went back out onto the lake and they were caught in a passing storm. The complainant had lost sight of the boat and was worried for the safety of the occupants. 100 Mile RCMP responded with their boat while notifying Search and Rescue, which also deployed a small team to Bridge Lake. The boat in question was later located at the boat dock of Moondance Bay Resort.

The occupants were spoken to on shore and they were all safe. Search and Rescue personnel were

advised and the search was stood down. The boat operator advised he took shelter on one of the

islands during the storm and then returned to the resort when it was safe.

On July 10 at 7:20 p.m., 100 Mile RCMP and emergency crews responded to a single vehicle

collision on Highway 24 at the intersection of Fawn Creek Road. Witnesses reported a blue Ford

car with only one occupant travelling at a high rate of speed. The male driver lost control and went

down an embankment while shearing off a tree. The driver had obvious symptoms of alcohol

impairment. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to the 100 Mile District General Hospital for an assessment. The driver refused to provide a breath sample. The driver was also determined to

be prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code and his vehicle was not insured. After being

released from hospital, the driver was held until sober and released from custody with a court date

of October 1 in 100 Mile House Provincial Court. His vehicle was towed from the scene on the

following day.

On July 10th at 8:30 a.m., 100 Mile Traffic Services conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with a

temporary operating permit on Highway 97 at the 108 Mile Ranch. The male driver was requested

to produce identification. Unfortunately, he produced one of the passenger’s identification. In addition to this he had an odour of liquor on his breath. The driver was removed from the vehicle and finally admitted his identification. He was a three-time prohibited driver under the Motor Vehicle Act.

An approved screening device was administered and the result was a “warn.” The vehicle was seized and impounded for three days. The driver was released at the scene on an Appearance Notice for Court in 100 Mile House on October 1.