100 Mile House RCMP kept busy dealing with driving incidents

100 Mile RCMP responded to 70 complaints and calls for service during the past week

  • Feb. 19, 2014 8:00 a.m.

100 Mile RCMP responded to 70 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

 

No driver’s licence

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 100 Mile House RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House.

A vehicle was stopped for a burned out headlight. The driver was determined to be unlicensed and was a vehicle impound candidate. The driver’s vehicle was impounded and he was issued a ticket for driving without a driver’s licence.

 

No one injured

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 100 Mile RCMP were called to a collision between a car and a school bus on Eagle Creek Road.

None of the occupants of either vehicle were reported to be injured. The driver of the car had attempted to pull to the side of the road at the bottom of a hill but she lost control on the slippery road surface and her vehicle slid into the path of the bus.

Both vehicles received a significant amount of damage and were towed from the scene. The investigation into this collision is continuing.

 

Logging truck versus automobile

On Feb. 13, police and emergency crews responded to a collision between a logging truck and a car on Taylor lake Road near Lone Butte.

The collision occurred on a narrow and winding part of the roadway. There was significant damage to the car and minimal damage to the logging truck.

The driver, who was suffering with minor injuries, was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital by ambulance.

The investigation into this collision is continuing.

 

Prohibited driver nabbed

Shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 12, 100 Mile RCMP located a vehicle on Highway 97 near 93 Mile and the driver was known to be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.

The driver was pulled over. He was confirmed to be prohibited from driving at that time.

He was issued an appearance notice for a court date in April and his vehicle was impounded.

 

Flipped on its roof

At 8 a.m. on Feb. 11, police and emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 at the intersection of Horse Lake Road in 100 Mile House.

The male driver of an older Honda CRV was entering onto Highway 97 from the east when his vehicle lost control hitting the “no post” on the highway and flipped onto its roof.

The driver, who was suffering with minor injuries, was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital, treated and released. The vehicle was towed.

Slippery road conditions and poor rear tires were contributing factors to this collision.

 

Excessive speeding

100 Mile Traffic Services reported one incident of excessive speed.

A vehicle was stopped for being 56 km/h over the speed limit. The driver was issued a ticket and the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

 

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