Police Repot – Impaired driving, drugs seized

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP detachment.

Multi-car accident narrowly avoided

Oct. 20 at 4:20 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek. Witnesses report watching the 2014 Honda sedan drift into the oncoming lane, nearly colliding with three oncoming vehicles, before it went into the ditch. The driver, a 72 year old Clinton woman, did not appear to be injured but seemed to be confused and disoriented. She was treated by ambulance attendants before being transported to Kamloops hospital for further examination. The cause of the accident is unknown.

Drugs seized from car

Oct. 22 at 11 am Traffic Services officers stopped a vehicle on Hwy 99 by Historic Hat Creek Ranch and noticed a strong odour of marijuana inside the car. Police seized two grams of marijuana and two grams of hash. There was no sign of the driver, a 72 year old Ashcroft man, being under the influence. The driver and his two passengers were allowed to carry on.

Impaired driver stopped

Oct. 22 at 11:20 am Traffic Services officers stopped a Ford F-350 on Hwy 11 near Historic Hat Creek Ranch. Alcohol was noted on the driver’s breath and he was given two roadside sobriety tests, both of which he Failed. The 19 year old Kamloops man was given a 90 day immediate driving suspension and a 30 day impound for his truck, which was towed back to Ashcroft.

Marijuana seized

Oct. 22 at 3 pm Traffic Services stopped a Dodge pickup while conducting a road check on Hwy 97C between Ashcroft and Logan Lake. Five grams of marijuana was seized from the driver, a 43 year old Savona man. There was no indication that the driver had consumed any of it and he was allowed to continue on his way.

Hit and run

Oct. 24 a 68 year old Cache Creek man reported a hit and run in the Chevron parking lot. The accident occurred around 5 am. There was very little damage to the black Honda CRV, but the damage was noticeable.