Fender bender while drunk

A 25-year-old Wetaskiwin man faces charges of impaired driving after his Honda Civic rear-ended a Ford F150 March 2 at 11:40 a.m.

Close call: Emergency crews responded to a collision six kilometres north of Ponoka on Baker Road on Feb. 26. A southbound pickup and northbound sedan had a near head-on collision but only the driver’s side tires connected with minor injuries to the occupants. Fog and icy road conditions are believed to have been a factor.

Close call: Emergency crews responded to a collision six kilometres north of Ponoka on Baker Road on Feb. 26. A southbound pickup and northbound sedan had a near head-on collision but only the driver’s side tires connected with minor injuries to the occupants. Fog and icy road conditions are believed to have been a factor.

A 25-year-old Wetaskiwin man faces charges of impaired driving after his Honda Civic rear-ended a Ford F150 March 2 at 11:40 a.m.

The Honda was on Highway 2A near 48 Avenue when it collided with the pickup. Upon arrival police could smell liquor on the Wetaskiwin man and he provided breath samples of .11 and .11.

There were no injuries in the collision.

Theft of liquor

Police have charged a 20-year-old man from Ponoka for the theft of a bottle of vodka March 2 at 6 p.m. from a liquor store on Highway 2A. One customer allegedly saw the man grab the bottle and then informed staff who asked the man to stop but he left the building.

Mounties found the man at his home and charged him with theft and breach of conditions.

Drug deal stopped

Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old man from Hobbema with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Mounties were conducting a patrol in the alleyway of 55 Avenue in Ponoka Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. as it is known as an area where drug deals are conducted. A 29-year-old man from Ponoka walked up to the Hobbema man when police approached. The suspect fled the scene and threw a box of cigarettes away. Upon investigating the Mountie found 14 bags of drugs — 11 bags with crack and three with cocaine. Both weighed 0.3 grams.

Impaired senior

An enhanced Check Stop March 2 found one man with blood-alcohol levels of .12 and .11 March 2 at 7 p.m. Officers held the stop on Highway 53 and 38 Street. A 74-year-old man was charged with impaired driving.

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