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100 Mile House RCMP pull over driver travelling 165 km an hour

The driver said she wanted to “see how fast” her new car would go
100 Mile House RCMP patrol vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

A woman caught driving at 165 km an hour last week told 100 Mile RCMP she just wanted to see how fast her vehicle could go.

This was one of 84 separate calls 100 Mile House RCMP responded to last week. The speeding incident took place on March 26, when members of the B.C. Highway Patrol conducted a patrol along Highway 97 near 93 Mile and clocked the vehicle speeding through a 110 km an hour zone.

Sgt. Brian Lamb said officers pulled the vehicle over and talked to the female driver of the vehicle. Lamb said she advised police she has just purchased the vehicle and wanted to see “how fast it could go.” As a result of her joyride RCMP issued her an excessive speed ticket and impounded her new vehicle for a week.

On that same day RCMP also received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle driving around the Lone Butte area. Lamb said RCMP located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 24 near Watch Lake Road.

The female driver initially provided the officers with a false name but was subsequently identified by the RCMP. Officers discovered she was both prohibited from driving and did not have a valid driver’s license. RCMP arrested her and impounded the vehicle, with the driver released pending a court date.

Later that week on March 30 a man attempted to use a fraudulent $100 bill to purchase items at a business on the 100 block of Highway 97. He had entered the business and tried to use the fake money to purchase several items. RCMP believe after he realized the bill would likely be discovered as counterfeit he stole the items from the counter and left.

Lamb said on Thursday, March 28 a vehicle was reported stolen from a property in the 5600 block of Horse Lake Road. A blue 1989 Ford pick up truck was taken sometime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on March 27. This vehicle had no license plates on it at the time of the theft and has yet to be recovered.

At the end of the month on March 31, a break and enter was reported at the storage lockers located on Seventh Street. While one of the lockers was entered at this time RCMP do not know what was taken or when this break in occurred.

Finally on April 1 Lamb said officers responded to a reported break and enter at a residential garage in the 5600 block of Horse Lake Road. At some point during the night the locked garage was entered and several tools were stolen including two chainsaws, a portable drill, three gas cans and a brush cutter.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call RCMP at 250-395-2456 anonymously at Crimestoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or online at