Must go faster
Last week Central Interior Traffic Services officers issued seven tickets for excessive speeds, most of them at the bottom of Jackass Mountain on Hwy 1. Excessive speed tickets range from $368 for 41-60 kph over the posted speed limit, to $483 for over 60 kph. A seven-day vehicle impoundment in addition to the fine is part of the excessive speed penalty; RCMP can seize and resell a vehicle being driven over 60 kph.
On Hwy 1 just south of Cache Creek, officers stopped a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa travelling at 161 kph in the 100 kph zone. The 25 year old Sayward man was given a ticket for excessive speed and his motorcycle was impounded for seven days.
On Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain, a 2008 Ford F150 driven by 25 year old Abbotsford man was stopped for travelling at 150 kph in the 90 zone.
In the same place, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 25 year old Vancouver man was stopped for travelling at 145 kph in the 90 kph zone.
Also on Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain, a 2011 Kia Forte driven by a 30 year old Abbotsford man was stopped for travelling at 146 kph in the 90 kph zone.
In the same area, a 22 year old West Vancouver man driving a Kia Optima was stopped for travelling at 142 kph in the 90 kph zone. The man’s license indicated that he was also a New driver.
In the same place, a 38 year old Mission man driving a 2011 Ford F150 was stopped for travelling at 139 kph in the 90 kph zone.
Lastly, in the very same spot – the bottom of Jackass Mountain on Hwy 1, police stopped a rented 2013 Ford Mustang convertible driven by a 30 year old man from Alberton, Ontario who was travelling at 192 kph in the 90 kph zone and passing on the double solid line.
All drivers were issued excessive speed tickets and their vehicles were towed and impounded for seven days.
Cabin broken into
June 29 police received a report that a cabin north of Cache Creek had been broken into by prying open a back window. Fifty dollars in coin were stolen, plus a couple of bottles of cider.
Wannabe race car driver
June 29 at 10 pm RCMP stopped a 2004 Mazda 3 driven by a 36 year old Port Coquitlam man for speeding. The vehicle was travelling at 146 kph in the 100 kph zone of Hwy 1 east of Ashcroft near the race track. The driver was given a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Early morning collision
July 1 at 2:30 am police attended a collision on Hwy 97C at Government St. in Ashcroft when an 18 year old Lytton man driving a 2003 Dodge SX 2.0 pulled onto the highway and collided with a 2001 Hyundi Elantra coming up the hill. Neither the Lytton man nor the other driver, a 20 year old Williams Lake man, nor their passengers were injured, although both vehicles had to be towed for repairs. Alcohol was not a factor, as both men were acting as designated drivers for their passengers. The Lytton man was issued a ticket for failing to yield.
July 1 at 12:30 pm police received a report of a possible impaired driver on Hwy 1 heading south from Cache Creek. The 1990 Cadillac Eldorado was located at the Hwy 97C intersection. After noticing an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath, the officer administered the roadside sobriety test which the 62 year old Port Coquitlam man Failed twice. He was issued a 90 day driving suspension and his car was impounded for 30 days.
July 2 at 11:30 am police were notified that a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder had struck and killed a deer on Hwy 97, north of the Bonaparte Reserve. The 38 year old Coquitlam man was not injured and his SUV received only minor damage.
On July 3 at 11 am a Traffic Services officer stopped a 2001 Dodge 3500 on Hwy 97 in Clinton for not having a front license plate. The officer detected an odour of marijuana in the vehicle which led to the seizure of a small quantity of marijuana. The driver, a 26 year old man from West Kelowna, was issued a ticket for the missing front plate.