MLA Jackie Tegart leads the Ashcroft Santa Parade last week with Cpl. Andrew West of the Traffic Division.

Police Report – icy roads take drivers by surprise

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Gas siphoned from truck

Dec. 1 at 11 am police received a complaint about the theft of gas from their vehicle on the mesa in Ashcroft. The complainant said one of the two gas tanks on the vehicle was nearly empty even though they had just filled it.

Winter driving

Dec. 4 at 4:30 am police attended a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 1 near the Basque Ranch after a 32 year old Likely man lost control on the icy road and hit the ditch in his Dodge pickup, which ended up on its right side. The vehicle was winter tires. There were no injuries.

Minor injuries

Dec. 4 at 6:41 am police attended another single vehicle rollover, this time on Hwy 99, after the 24 year old Clinton driver lost control of her Toyota pickup truck on slippery roads and hit the ditch. She was treated for minor injuries. The truck had winter tires.

Truck damaged

Dec. 4 at 8:28 am police received a report of a truck-deer collision on Hwy 1 near Venables Valley Rd. The front end of the Nissan pickup had severe front end damage and had to be towed for repairs. The driver, a 35 year old Richmond man, was not injured.

Rolled down the hill

Dec. 7 at 8 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 9 at Hubert Rd. after a Dodge pickup slid off the road, hit a power pole and rolled down the hill another 25 feet. The driver, a 62 year old woman from 100 Mile House, appeared uninjured. Interior Roads was called to sand the road.

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