On May 10, 2020 the Ponoka RCMP was conducting routine patrols on Hwy. 2A when an older model white Oldsmobile was observed travelling north with it’s passenger side headlight burned out.
The member was unable to immediately turn around and lost sight of the vehicle. The vehicle was eventually located travelling north on Hwy. 2A at a high rate of speed.
The RCMP member closed the distance and it was observed that the driver failed to negotiate a turn onto 60 Ave. and struck the curb, disabling the vehicle. The RCMP member approached the vehicle and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle.
A thirty-eight year old male from Bentley was charged with operating a conveyance while impaired, driving an uninsured motor vehicle on a highway and operating a motor vehicle without subsisting certificate of registration. He is to appear in court on June 11, 2020.
“If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.”
– Submitted by Ponoka RCMP