Police reports

Local RCMP busy with roadside checks and attending MVIs

  • Dec. 8, 2016 7:00 p.m.

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 68 calls for service during the past week. Some highlights are as follows:

Alexa’s bus here

100 Mile House RCMP and Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services (CCTS) will be conducting check stops throughout the 100 Mile House area during the holiday season.

The CCTS has arranged for the Police Road Safety Unit – commonly referred to as Alexa’s bus – to attend 100 Mile House on Dec. 9.

The bus is used to educate people about the dangers of impaired driving and it also assists with helping police take drivers who have been drinking or using drugs off the road. The bus is equipped with criminal evidentiary breath testing equipment and enables criminal code impaired driving cases to be conducted at roadside.

The bus will visit Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School and 100 Mile House Elementary School during the day on Dec. 9 and then will be out during the evening hours to assist with enforcement.

The bus is named after Alexa Middelaer, a four-year-old child who was struck by an impaired driver and died of her injuries in Delta in 2008.

Marijuana found

On Dec. 3, RCMP were called to a single-vehicle MVI on Highway 97 near Wright Station Road.

Upon attendance, the vehicle was found off the roadway. Four occupants were inside the vehicle, with three of them sustaining injuries believed to be non-life-threatening and were taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake for further treatment.

On closer inspection of the vehicle, 240 marijuana plants and marijuana growing equipment were located inside the vehicle. The plants were seized and the vehicle towed.

The investigation into the marijuana seizure is ongoing.

Outstanding warrants

On Dec. 3, Cariboo Traffic Services were conducting a check stop on Exeter Station Road, when a vehicle attempted to evade the check stop and was subsequently stopped by members.

It was determined that the passenger of the vehicle had outstanding arrest warrants for impaired driving offences. He was arrested and was held in custody for a court appearance on Dec. 6.

Suspended driver

On Dec. 3, Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services members were conducting a roadside check on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road near Tsq’uescen Road.

A vehicle was stopped and it was found the driver was suspended from driving. The driver was also required to only operate vehicles with an installed ignition interlock device.

The driver was given a court appearance notice for driving while suspended and ticketed for operating a vehicle contrary to restrictions. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

IRP issued

On Dec 3, RCMP were conducting a check stop on Horse Lake Road and a vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed signs of alcohol consumption.

A roadside breath test was conducted which resulted in a warn. As a result, the driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition (IRP).

Excessive speeding

On Dec. 2, Cariboo Traffic Services members were patrolling Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House and a vehicle was observed travelling at 150 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Icy roads

On Dec. 1, RCMP were called to a single-vehicle MVI on Canim Hendrix Lake Road, approximately three kilometres east of Highway 97.

It was determined a vehicle failed to negotiate a corner on icy road conditions and went off the road into a ditch and then through a fence.

The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital by EHS for further treatment.

Three-vehicle MVI

On Nov. 30, RCMP were called to a motor vehicle accident (MVI) involving three vehicles on Highway 97 at Canim-Hendrix Lake Road.

Emergency Health Service (EHS)and 100 Mile House Fire Rescue also attended.

It was determined that a vehicle travelling south and turning onto Canim-Hendrix Lake Road failed to yield to a north-bound vehicle and crashed into the passenger side of the turning vehicle. The vehicle that was turning then hit a truck, which had been stopped at the red light at the intersection.

An occupant who was sitting in the backseat of the turning vehicle had to be extricated by Fire Rescue and was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening. The driver of the north-bound vehicle also received minor injuries

Vehicle traffic was congested and backed up in both directions and on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road while crews worked to clear the scene.

Inadequate tires

On Nov. 30, RCMP were called to an MVI on Highway 97 near Tatton Station Road.

It was determined that truck towing a large travel trailer, which had been travelling south-bound lost control on icy roads and went off road right into the ditch.

The driver of the truck was not injured, but the trailer was completely destroyed. It was also determined the vehicle did not have adequate tires for winter driving conditions, which may have been a factor.