Family survives rollover after hitting dead moose

A dead moose on Highway 2 north of Ponoka may have contributed in the rollover of a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup.

A dead moose on Highway 2 north of Ponoka may have contributed in the rollover of a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup.

Police say the driver, a 32-year-old man from Sherwood Park, is believed to have hit the dead moose, which had been moved to the breakdown lane, and over-corrected resulting in the truck rolling several times.

A 30-year-old pregnant woman is believed to have suffered minor injuries when her head hit the sunroof. A four-year-old girl, although not secured in a child seat, received no injuries.

The driver was transported to the University of Alberta Hospital for a CT scan for head injuries.

ATV collision results in minor injuries

A 21-year-old Ponoka man was lucky to have received only minor injuries after two ATVs collided east of Ponoka on Highway 53.

Emergency crews attended the scene of the collision May 24 at 4:30 p.m. where the Ponoka man was bleeding from his head. Police say an ATV and a side-by-side were crossing Highway 53 when the side-by-side, driven by a 23-year-old Ponoka man, T-boned the ATV and had the 21-year-old pinned under it.

It is believed he suffered minor injuries from the collision. Both ATV drivers were charged with failing to cross a highway in a prescribed manner. Police say neither driver was wearing a helmet and drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the collision.

Wheel falls off truck, hits SUV

The driver of a 1988 Chevy Silverado was a little surprised to see his front wheel fall off his truck and hit another vehicle while driving on Highway 2.

The Silverado was northbound on Highway 2 May 22 at 5 p.m. when his wheel came off completely and struck a southbound SUV. Police charged the 39-year-old Kelowna, B.C. man with operating a vehicle where the equipment was improperly used. There were no injuries.

Impaired driver

Police stopped the driver of a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue May 24 at midnight after seeing the vehicle being operated in an erratic manner.

A subsequent test showed the driver, a 47-year-old Edmonton man, gave two blood alcohol levels of .21.

Large amount of money stolen from safe

Culprits walked away with a large amount of cash from the safe of a home on Township Road 443 and police are investigating.

The home was broken into between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. May 25 and tools were used to get into a gun safe where rifles and cash were stored. Police say the suspects took the tools from a shed, broke open the safe, placed the guns by the front door and walked away with the cash.

Quad theft

Investigators are looking for information on the theft of an Orange Kubota RTV 900 last week.

The ATV was parked outside a home on Range Road 250 overnight of May 25 and was missing the next morning.

Spray-painted businesses

The Shoppers Drug Mart was the most recent victim of spray paint vandalism last week. The S in Shoppers was spray-painted and the roof banner was also spray-painted. Police say the Reddi Mart was also vandalized recently in a similar fashion.

Woman with no licence

Police were unimpressed with a woman who was stopped driving without a driver’s licence.

She was stopped May 19 on Highway 2A and 50 Street in a 2010 Dodge Caravan during a seatbelt check. It is reported the 49-year-old Maskwacis woman told police a different name but her true identity revealed she had an expired learner’s permit.

She was charged with driving without holding a subsisting licence.

Woman speeding on Highway 2

Erratic driving and speeding along Highway 2 at 166 km/h has a 37-year-old Fort Saskatchewan woman facing mandatory court appearance.

The woman was stopped in her 2014 Hyundai Sonata and when asked why she was going so fast, she claimed she was upset because her husband was hurt in an accident the previous weekend.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received 100 calls for service last week with many related to traffic issues.

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