RCMP nab driver travelling at 121 km/h over posted speed limit

100 Mile House RCMP clock and nab a motorist doing 212 km/h over posted speed limit

100 Mile RCMP responded to 78 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

Excessive speeding

It was a busy weekend for 100 Mile Traffic Services, as six drivers were stopped for speeding excessively on Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House.

The speeds of these offenders ranged from 47 to 121 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Each of the drivers had their vehicles impounded for seven days and were charged with excessive speed.

The male driver who reached the speed of 121 km/h over the posted speed limit also did not possess a valid driver’s licence and was also charged for that offence.

Improper turn

On Aug. 30, police were called to a collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and First Street in 100 Mile House.

The driver of a tractor trailer unit was attempting to turn east on First Street when the trailer unit he was pulling went over the sidewalk and caught a light standard, pulling it to the ground.

The driver, who was not impaired, was issued a violation ticket for an improper turn.

Drug bust

In the evening of Aug. 30, members of the 100 Mile House RCMP executed a search warrant in relation to a theft of Hydro complaint at a residence on Emerald Crescent near Lac La Hache.

While executing the warrant, a marijuana grow operation was discovered inside the residence. Items seized from the residence included materials from an electrical diversion, 792 marijuana plants in various stages of production and marijuana-production equipment.

Two people were arrested and held in custody for a short period of time prior to being released. Charges of theft of telecommunications and production of marijuana are being recommended to Crown against a male resident of Lac la Hache and a female resident of Calgary, Alberta with a court date in January 2013.

The potential yield of the seized drugs is estimated to be $450,000. The investigation into this matter is continuing.