Senior citizen arrested for impaired driving

A 74-year-old man from Ponoka failed a roadside screening test.

  • Wed Sep 25th, 2013 7:00pm
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Impaired driver

Police pulled over a 1998 Honda Accord Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. near the Super 8 motel after noticing it swerve all over the road. The driver, a 74-year-old man from Ponoka failed a roadside screening test and provided blood alcohol samples of .14 and .13.

Leaking fuel tanks

A 25-year-old Calgary man received a ticket of failing to secure loads to prevent leaking Sept. 21. The man had pulled into the 7-Eleven and bought some duct tape to patch leaking diesel from a broken down trailer he was hauling.

The trailer was being hauled by a semi-tractor and diesel tanks ruptured while being hauled. The man could not provide insurance and he was arrested for outstanding warrants from Calgary.

Speeding in school zone

A Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit speed check has resulted in 17 tickets issued.

The traffic unit conducted the operation near Crestomere School Sept. 17. Of significance was a Ponoka woman driving a 1999 Ford F250. She was travelling at 99 km/h during school zone regulations and faces a mandatory court appearance.

If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.