Police Report – winter driving means accidents

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Empty truck rolled

Nov. 8 at 11 am police received a report that a parked 2011 Ford Ranger had slipped over an embankment on Hwy 1 sometime overnight. The owner, a 52 year old Cache Creek man, told RCMP that he had parked his truck the night before at the pullout east of Cache Creek because the truck was experiencing problems. When he returned for his truck, it was in a field below where he’d parked it and looked as though it had rolled several times on its way down. It is not known if the truck rolled down on its own or if it was pushed.

Not co-operative

Nov. 10 at 1:30 am Traffic Service officers tried to stop a 2013 Dodge Spirit in downtown Lytton, but the driver refused to pull over. It finally stopped near the highway. Officers detected an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath, but she refused to provide a sample for the roadside test. The 44 year old Lytton woman was given an immediate three day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded.

Go straight home

Nov. 10 at 1:50 am Traffic Service officers stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy 97 near Kingsway Corner. The driver, a 22 year old Chilliwack man, was issued a speeding ticket as well as a three-month driving prohibition. He was given a temporary license to enable him to drive home.

Stone cold sober

Nov. 10 at 6 pm police received a report of a possible impaired driver southbound on Hwy 97. The complaint advised that it had just pulled into the parking lot of the Cache Creek Liquor Store. Police located the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 70 year old Pritchard man. It was determined that he was quite sober but very tired. He advised  that he had pulled over to change drivers.

Long way to go

Nov. 10 at 9 pm Traffic Service officers stopped a 2008 Dodge 3500 pickup on Hwy 1 at 70 Mile. The driver had an odour of liquor on his breath and was given a roadside sobriety test, which he Failed. The 42 year old Prince George man was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicle was towed.

Seat belt stop

Nov. 11 at 1:51 am Traffic Service officers stopped a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice near the Husky in Cache Creek for a seat belt infraction. Police detected the odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and gave him a roadside sobriety test, which he Failed. The 48 year old Cache Creek man was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Three-day suspension

Nov. 11 at 2:15 am Traffic Service officers stopped a 2013 Ford F150 on Stage Rd. in Cache Creek. They detected an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and administered a roadside sobriety test, on which he received a Warn. The 32 year old Cache Creek man received a three day driving prohibition.

Trailer stolen

Nov. 11 at 11 am police received a report that a travel trailer had been stolen from a Hwy 1 pullout about 30 km south of Ashcroft. The owner, a 64 year old Kamloops man, told police that he left the trailer there the night before because his vehicle was overheating. It was gone when he went to retrieve it that morning. The trailer is described as a 2006 Sandpiper with license plate UTS 57K. The matter is still under investigation.

Gas stolen from truck

Nov. 11 at 1 pm police received a report that gasoline had been stolen from a pickup truck parked on Railway Ave. Fuel lines were cut and the truck had been drained of approximately 80 Litres of fuel.

Winter driving

Nov. 12 at 4:30 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near Drinkwater Rd. where the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer lost control and went over an embankment. There were no injuries to the 45 year old Ashcroft driver, but extensive damage to her vehicle.

Slippery highways

Nov. 12 at 9 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near Juniper Beach after a 29 year old Kamloops driver lost control of her 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier and left the highway. The driver suffered minor injuries.

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