Wetaskiwin RCMP nab alleged Canada Day drunk driver

Wetaskiwin RCMP locate and arrest impaired driver who allegedly fled police

Wetaskiwin RCMP had a brush with an alleged impaired driver on Canada Day, but caught up to him less than a week later.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Christine Hepburn, “On July 1 Wetaskiwin RCMP were dispatched to a possible impaired driver in the County of Wetaskiwin. RCMP members responded and when attempting to arrest the suspect driver he fled nearly striking an officer. The officer was not injured and the vehicle was not located.

“On July 5 Wetaskiwin RCMP members located the same vehicle from the July 1 incident in the City of Wetaskiwin. The driver was identified as the same suspect from the previous incident and he was arrested. The investigation determined the driver was impaired by a drug, the vehicle was stolen, and numerous stolen items were inside the vehicle.

“As a result of both occurrences 33-year-old Harvey Lee-Bernick of Red Deer was charged with the following offences: assault on a police officer with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired care and control of a motor vehicle, five counts of fail to comply with condition of a recognizance, possession of a controlled substance: methamphetamine, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, four counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon in a motor vehicle, resist a peace officer, two counts of drive uninsured motor vehicle on highway and two counts of drive while unauthorized.

“Lee-Bernick was brought before a Justice of the Peace and held in custody for court on July 10, 2018 in Wetaskiwin Alberta.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

Almost a year ago Kenney dismissed Trudeau as a dilettante and a lightweight

ELECTION DAY: Lacombe-Ponoka heads to the polls

Voters came out to the Lacombe Memorial Centre to pick the next MLA of Lacombe-Ponoka

Avalanche hot at the right time, cruise past Flames into second round

Avalanche onto second round with a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 5

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Undercover cops don’t need warrant to email, text suspected child lurers: court

High court decision came Thursday in the case of Sean Patrick Mills of Newfoundland

Most Read