Drunk driver at two and half times over the limit

Police responded to a call that a woman was hanging her head out the window of a van Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. on Dump Road.

Police responded to a call that a woman was hanging her head out the window of a van Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. on Dump Road.

After a 1999 silver Dodge Caravan was stopped, its 29-year-old driver from Hobbema was found to have signs of impairment. He provided subsequent blood-alcohol samples at .20 twice and was charged with impaired driving.

Passengers thrown from pickup

Emergency crews attended a scene last week where a pickup rolled trying to avoid a deer. Two people were thrown from a 2004 GMC Sierra north of Crestomere just east of Secondary Highway 792.

A 17-year-old girl from Lacombe was sent to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre and later transferred by STARS Air Ambulance to the University of Alberta hospital where she is being treated. A 17-year-old boy from Fallon and the 18-year-old driver from Ponoka were both treated and released. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the rollover.

Impaired by drugs

A woman was charged Oct. 23 at 10:15 p.m. with being impaired by prescription drugs after hopping the curb at a Highway 2A gas station. She was driving a 2002 Ford Windstar and narrowly missed two pedestrians when stopped.

The Mountie involved witnessed the woman drive over a curb in the parking lot and she failed to stop when after engaging the emergency lights. Only after putting the vehicle in front of the Windstar did she stop. Suspecting a medical condition, the woman was first taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre but was deemed healthy.

After some investigation, pills were found in an open bag and she was charged.

Sudden death at downtown hotel

A medical examiner was called in Oct. 28 at 8 a.m. after a 51-year-old Ponoka woman was found dead in a downtown hotel room.

Police do not believe foul play was involved and the medical examiner was called in to determine the cause of death.

Liquor thief

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly took a 1.7 litre bottle of Red Tassel Vodka from a Highway 2A liquor store.

The suspect is described as a woman in her 30s wearing a purple shirt, black coat, with a pony tail and big hoop earrings. Officers believe she may have attempted a theft at another liquor store but was stopped by the owners.

Cadillac with no licence plate

The driver of a Cadillac de Ville was stopped by police Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. after having no licence plate on the vehicle.

Officers stopped the vehicle on Highway 2A and Matejka Road and the driver was unable to provide a licence. He gave Mounties a false name but eventually provided his real name. The man, a 58-year-old with a last known address of Edson received tickets for failing to provide registration, driving with no insurance and failing to provide required information to a police officer.

Living illegally in Canada

Two men with Canada-wide immigration warrants have been arrested by Ponoka officers.

A 52-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from Mexico, were stopped in a blue 2008 Dodge Ram Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. on Highway 2 near Lacombe. They were arrested and remanded in custody. The men were living in Canada illegally.

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

 

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