Distracted driver on cell phone while feeding kids

Calls of an erratic driver on Highway 2 resulted in tickets for a Pincher Creek woman.

RCMP have appealed to the public for information about the individual pictured here because of being considered a person of interest in shoplifting and theft investigations. Anyone with relevant information is requested to contact Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP have appealed to the public for information about the individual pictured here because of being considered a person of interest in shoplifting and theft investigations. Anyone with relevant information is requested to contact Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Calls of an erratic driver on Highway 2 resulted in tickets for a Pincher Creek woman.

Police were informed that the driver of a 2013 silver Mazda 5 almost hit the ditch twice on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Police stopped the car and found out that the 30-year-old woman was on her cell phone and feeding her two young children while driving.

She received a ticket for distracted driving.

Speedster with marijuana

Speeding and being in possession of marijuana proved to be a bad combination for a Sylvan Lake woman.

Police stopped the 26-year-old woman travelling at a speed of 152 km/h on Highway 2 Jan. 22 at 5:45 p.m. She admitted to having a small bag of marijuana and handed it over to police.

A subsequent search of the vehicle found two more bags of marijuana and a pipe. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and received a speeding ticket.

Man admits to theft of Listerine

Police charged a 57-year-old Maskwacis man with theft last week after he attempted to steal Listerine from a drug store.

The man was stopped by police Jan. 19 at 1:15 p.m. where one bottle was found in his possession. He admitted to taking bottles on four other occasions.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took 62 calls for service last week.

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