100 Mile House RCMP responded to 70 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Some highlights are as follows:
On Feb. 11, 100 Mile RCMP were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 at Hyra Road just south of 100 Mile House. The driver of a Volkswagon Jetta failed to stop at the stop sign at that intersection and impacted a southbound Chevrolet pickup. The occupants of the Chevrolet were not injured. The driver and occupant of the Volkswagon left the scene. The driver was located a short time later and was issued violation tickets for failing to remain at the scene of a collision and for failing to stop for a stop sign.
On Feb. 9, Police and Emergency Crews were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache. Two vehicles were being driven north from Lac la Hache when the rear vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox impacted the front vehicle, a Honda Odessey Van. The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox lost control after the collision and the vehicle rolled into the ditch, coming to rest on the driver’s side. The male driver was extracted and transported to 100 Mile Hospital by ambulance. He was subsequently taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops by air ambulance for treatment of head injuries. His status is not known at this time. The two occupants of the Honda were not injured. The investigation into this collision is continuing.
Hit and run
On Feb. 9, 100 Mile RCMP were dispatched to a hit and run collision in the parking lot of the Cariboo Mall. A witness observed the driver of a Ford Ranger hit a parked car and then drive away. A plate number was obtained by the witness. The driver of the suspect vehicle is being sought for this hit and run investigation.
On Feb. 8, 100 Mile RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Horse Lake Road near Watson Road. The driver was believed to not have a valid driver’s license. Police checks confirmed that the driver was both suspended and prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act. The 54-year-old male resident of Deka Lake was issued an appearance notice for Court in 100 Mile House for April 3. The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.