Motorist with learner’s licence busted for drinking driving

Drinking and driving with learner's licence not a good idea

Drinking driver

On May 13, 100 Mile RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling on Highway 97 near Ainsworth Road as it was weaving within its lane while going south up the hill.

The male driver, who was operating the vehicle under a Class 7 learner’s license, displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. An approved roadside screening device was administered by the officer and the result was a fail.

The driver was detained and returned to the 100 Mile House detachment. None of the other passengers were sober and were subsequently given rides home. The vehicle was towed.

The driver provided two breath samples and the results were 160 mg per cent in both instances. Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit are being recommended to Crown against an 18-year-old male resident of the 100 Mile House area.


Box burned

On May 9, 100 Mile RCMP received a report that a newspaper box had been set on fire in the 103 Mile on Park Drive.

The replacement cost for the newspaper box is approximately $120. Anyone having information about this incident is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456, or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Aggressive biker

On May 9, 100 Mile RCMP and 100 Mile Traffic Services responded to a report of a motorcycle collision on Tatton Station Road at 105 Mile.

Witnesses reported the motorcycle had been driven in an aggressive manner just prior to the operator losing control and going into the ditch. The male rider had been taken to hospital in a private vehicle where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The motorcycle was towed from the scene. The 18-year-old driver, who had a learner’s motorcycle licence, was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.