Disqualified driver loses ’69 Mustang for 30 days

A 30-year-old man from Drayton Valley faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance after he was caught speeding at 131km/h

A 30-year-old man from Drayton Valley faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance after he was caught speeding at 131km/h on Highway 2 near Highway 53. The man was driving a 1969 Ford Mustang June 6 at 1 a.m. when he was pulled over. There was the odour of marijuana in the vehicle and a bag of the drugs was found.

The man had a suspended licence and his vehicle was seized for 30 days. He received a ticket for speeding and was charged with driving while disqualified.

Impaired downtown driver

A Mountie observed the driver of a 2001 Chevy Malibu leave an angled parking spot illegally June 6 at 11:50 p.m. The 23-year-old woman had pulled out of the parking spot on Chipman Avenue and subsequent blood alcohol samples provided resulted in .11 and .10 levels.

Insufficient breath samples

A 30-year-old woman from Ponoka has been charged with refusing a breath sample after failing to adequately breathe air into a breath tester. The woman was stopped westbound on Bobtail Road after failing to stop at a four-way stop. She was shown several times by the Mountie how to provide a sample but continued to breathe inadequately.

GDL licence removed

A 27-year-old woman from Hobbema has lost her licence for 30-days after a supplied breath sample resulted in a caution on the screening device. A graduated driver’s licence requires the operator to have no alcohol in their system. The woman was stopped on Highway 2A and Highway 53 and her vehicle was seized for seven days.

Speeder with marijuana

Officers stopped a 21-year-old woman from Calgary for travelling at 128 km/h on Highway 2 on June 8 at 9:45 p.m. An odour of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle and a search yielded 1.6 grams of the drug. A 24-year-old male passenger and the driver were charged with possession of a controlled substance. The woman also received a ticket for speeding.

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