Police Report – icy roads and deer hazards

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Long trip cut short

Oct. 27 at 9:30 pm Traffic Services investigated a complaint of a southbound pickup truck towing an enclosed trailer on Hwy 97 south of Clinton that nearly drove into a rock face. The vehicle was located by Hwy 99. The officer noticed the odour of liquor on the man’s breath and gave him a roadside sobriety test, which he failed twice. The 50 year old Chetwynd man was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicles were impounded.

Screamer leaves

Oct. 29 at 7 pm police received a complaint of a young woman screaming and yelling in an apartment on Stage Rd. in Cache Creek. She appeared to be under the influence but had departed before police arrived.

Passed out on steps

Oct. 30 at 3:45 pm police attended the Dairy Queen in Cache Creek where an intoxicated 21 year old Lytton man had passed out on the front steps and was unresponsive. The ambulance was called to check on him. While paramedics were loading the man into the ambulance, he woke up and became aggressive. After consulting with a doctor in Kamloops, the paramedics turned him over to police who lodged him in cells until he was sober.

Deer struck

Oct. 30 at 6:20 pm  police attended a single vehicle collision between a small car and a deer on Hwy 97 in the Maidencreek area. The vehicle was heavily damaged but the 51 year old Clinton driver and his passenger were uninjured. The vehicle was towed for repairs.

Marijuana seized

Oct. 30 at 10 pm while conducting a road check on Hwy 97 near Clinton, Traffic Services officers stopped a Toyota pickup truck and noticed an odour of marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, a 42 year old Surrey man, was arrested and a small bag of marijuana was seized from him. He showed no signs of impairment was allowed to continue driving.

Temporary pass

Oct. 30 at the same road check, officers stopped a driver who was flagged to be served with a four month driving prohibition. The 20 year old Kamloops woman was given a tempoary license to drive home with her two year old daughter.

Driver resists suspension

Oct. 30 at 11:30 pm at the same road check, Traffic Services officers stopped a northbound Ford van. The female driver was dressed in a Halloween costume and showed signs of impairment. She was given a roadside sobriety test which she failed twice. She was given a 90 day driving suspension and her vehicle was impounded. She was also arrested for Obstruction and causing a disturbance after she refused to get out of her van while the tow truck operator was trying to ready it for towing. She was handcuffed and placed in the back of the police cruiser until she calmed down. The 34 year old Clinton woman was given a ride home and released to the care of sober adults there.

Bar brawlers disappear

Nov. 1 just after midnight, police were called to the Oasis bar after a fight broke out among three or four men. They were gone before police arrived so the officer conducted a barwalk. None of the other patrons appeared overly intoxicated and there were no other problems reported.

Herd of deer on road

Nov. 1 a 57 year old Marble Canyon woman called to report an accident from the night before around 10 pm on Hwy 99 near the Pavilion Lime Plant. She reported that she lost control of her pickup truck as she swerved to avoid hitting a herd of deer on the highway and she hit the ditch, rolling down an embankment. She and her passenger were uninjured and walked home. The truck sustained heavy damage.

Icy roads cause accident

Nov. 2 at 8:45 am police were notified of a vehicle rollover about 3 km east of North Rd. on Hwy 97C. Police located the vehicle with its doors open. It had gone off the icy road and rolled several times, sustaining heavy damage. Police later learned that the driver, a 33 year old Merritt woman and her two 3-month old babies had been driven to Ashcroft by a passing motorist. None sustained serious injuries, but they were transported by ambulance from Ashcroft to Kamloops to be checked.

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