An Alder Flats woman made the wrong decision to make a U-turn in the middle of the road in town in front of police Thursday, Jan. 1.
After being pulled over in a 2007 Dodge Ram, the 21-year-old woman failed the roadside breath test. She was subsequently arrested and taken to the detachment where she provided two blood-alcohol samples of .16 and .15. She was charged with impaired driving.
Disqualified driver found on Highway 2
Police arrested a 29-year-old High River man who was not only impaired, but was also disqualified from driving.
The man was stopped on Highway 2A and 38 Avenue on Monday, Dec. 29 at 4 p.m. after officers noticed his license plate was covered with snow. The officer noticed blood-shot eyes and the smell of alcohol off his breath.
His roadside blood-alcohol test resulted in a fail and after being arrested and taken to the detachment, the man provided two samples of .13 and .12. He was charged with impaired driving, driving while disqualified and breach of conditions.
Lacombe man arrested
Mounties charged a 46-year-old Lacombe man with care and control while impaired after finding him parked off Highway 2 near Ponoka.
The man was found in a 2001 Honda Civic with the engine running Jan. 3 at 11:30 p.m. He was arrested and taken to the detachment where he supplied two breath samples of .12 and .13. He was also given tickets for failing to produce insurance or a licence.
Passed out at the wheel
Police responded to a call of a 2010 Chevy Cobalt in the ditch on Baker Road Jan. 2 at 5 a.m. Upon arrival, police say, the man was seen as having passed out at the wheel. When woken, he appeared intoxicated and had trouble speaking clearly.
He was arrested and subsequently provided blood-alcohol samples of .13 and .14. He was charged with impaired driving, having no licence and no insurance.
Sleepy driver stopped near Ponoka
Concerned motorists called police over the driver of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Jan. 2 at 11 p.m. who was reportedly travelling at speeds of 75 km/h in a 110 km/h zone and was in and out of the lanes.
The driver, a 35-year-old woman from Edmonton, was eventually stopped on Highway 2 northbound near the Highway 53 exit. She admitted to being tired and falling asleep on the road.
Police issued a 24-hour-suspension, her vehicle was towed and she was charged with failing to drive in the centre lane.
Minor Christmas Day collision
One person was lucky to have sustained only minor injuries in a collision on Highway 2 on Christmas Day.
Icy road conditions may have contributed to the collision involving a northbound GMC pickup that crossed the ditch and travelled into the path of a southbound Ford F150.
The 45-year-old driver of the GMC said he had lost control of the truck then it crossed to the other side of the highway. The rear end of the GMC clipped the Ford causing minor injuries to a 14-year-old girl in the GMC.
There were no charges in the incident.
Vandalism to rural mailboxes
Police are investigating vandalism to rural mailboxes Dec. 24 to 26 where locks had been cut off of 24 mailboxes.
Envelopes and other mail were left strewn around the area. Police say other rural areas in central Alberta had similar issues.
Stolen truck found burnt
A truck reported stolen from Bashaw recently was found by Ponoka RCMP Sunday, Dec. 28 but unfortunately there was nothing left that was usable as it had been burnt out.
The Chevy Silverado was found in an open field east of Ponoka on Range Road 243. There are no suspects at this time.
A man who parked his 2003 red Ford Mustang in a rural area overnight was surprised to find that it wasn’t there the next day.
Police say he left the car at a home so he could go to a party Tuesday, Dec. 30 overnight and he intended to pick it up the next day. Upon arrival he found it wasn’t there despite the keys being left on the kitchen table of a home.
There are no suspects at this time.
Two vehicles smashed
Police are investigating two incidents where windows of vehicles were smashed overnight on Jan. 1.
The first reported call was for a 2012 Mazda located on 42 Avenue and the second was on a Jeep Cherokee on 28 Avenue.
Dec 31 to Jan. 4 Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received calls 106 calls for service.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.