The 100 Mile House RCMP are recommending a charge of assault against a 64-year-old Williams Lake man after a physical altercation in Lone Butte.
On May 12, the were dispatched to a report of a fight in the 6000 block of Highway 24 in Lone Butte.
An argument had erupted between the driver of a vehicle who had stopped on private property and the landowner.
The argument then became a physical altercation. The parties ended up separating and the male in the truck departed the scene.
Also on May 12, Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services were conducting enforcement in the Lac la Hache area.
The driver of a red Jeep was observed to not be wearing his seat belt.
When the driver was spoken to, he displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. An approved screening device was administered at the scene.
The result of that test was a fail. A second test was requested and the result of that test was also a fail.
The driver met the established criteria and he was subsequently issued a 90 immediate roadside driving prohibition. His vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
There was a considerable amount of traffic through the 100 Mile House area over the May Long Weekend and both 100 Mile detachment personnel and Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services were conducting traffic enforcement throughout the area.
A total of 44 warnings and 46 tickets were handed out to drivers for a variety of offences.
There was also a presence on the water over the May Long Weekend with patrols being conducted on both Bridge and Deka Lakes. A total of 16 vessels were checked on both lakes and three fines were issued for major contraventions of the Canada Shipping Act.
Crime Stoppers tip of the week
Some time overnight of May 14, unknown culprits broke two windows on a red Chevrolet car which had been parked overnight at the pull-out on Highway 24 just off of Highway 97.
Some time over the long weekend, unknown culprits broke into the shed which serves at the canteen at the 100 Mile soccer fields.
Approximately $400 in articles were taken from the canteen.
If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area, call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also contact www.bccrimestoppers.com. Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.
Between May 5 and 12 the 100 Mile RCMP responded to 76 complaints and calls for service.