A 35-year-old man from Calgary was charged with impaired driving Sept. 22 at 2 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 2A. Police stopped the man who was travelling at 72 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The Mountie could smell liquor and vomit on the man who claimed someone had vomited on his shirt earlier. After taking a breath sample he tested with a blood alcohol level of .17 twice.
Police pulled over a driver who had a headlight out Sept. 22 at 11 p.m. who admitted to having three drinks prior to driving. The 47-year-old man from Hobbema tested with a blood alcohol level of .13 twice.
Some Ponoka residents were temporarily out of power Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. after the driver of a black Dodge Ram collided with a power pole on 46 Street in the northeast area of town. Witnesses say four men exited the vehicle with minor injuries.
After some investigation, a 25-year-old man from Ponoka was charged with impaired driving and refusal to take a breath sample. He was also charged with mischief after damaging a telephone at the detachment.
Hit and run
Ponoka RCMP are investigating a hit and run at the Ponoka Composite High School parking lot Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. A black Chevy pickup was struck on the right side rear box panel, causing more than $3,000 in damage to the vehicle.
Police stopped a green 2004 Ford pickup Sept. 20 before 9 p.m. that was making excessive noise as he was also suspended from driving. The driver was charged with driving while suspended and having open liquor in the vehicle and his truck was seized for 30 days.
A drunk was taken to police cells Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. after it was reported he tried to get into a vehicle at a gas station on Highway 2A. He was later found and kept for the night.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with public intoxication Sept. 22 at 3:45 a.m. A friend initially took him to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre as he was throwing up and incoherent. He ran out of the hospital where he was eventually found and charged.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.