High-speed driver stopped

A 18-year-old woman from Calgary was stopped southbound on Highway 2 near Menaik Road after travelling at 175 km/h.

Cow on the loose: Police officers and residents tried to corral a cow that was in the streets of Ponoka April 26.

Cow on the loose: Police officers and residents tried to corral a cow that was in the streets of Ponoka April 26.

A 18-year-old woman from Calgary was stopped southbound on Highway 2 near Menaik Road after travelling at 175 km/h. She was driving a 2009 Dodge Calibre April 23 at 8:20 p.m. when a member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit heading northbound clocked her vehicle at 173 km/h.

The officer gave chase and eventually stopped the driver. She had no insurance and received tickets for exceeding the maximum speed limit posted and for not having insurance.

Erratic driver

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit received a call of a 2009 silver Dodge Charger being driven in an erratic manner April 22 at 6:30 p.m. The vehicle was northbound on Highway 2 and is reported to be travelling at high speeds, callers believed there was a firearm in the vehicle.

A 30-year-old driver from Edmonton was eventually stopped in Leduc but there was no firearm in the vehicle. He was given a ticket for driving carelessly.

Vehicle break-ins

Two vehicles were broken into last week. The first occurred April 25 overnight on the 5000 block of 57 Avenue. A Chevy Venture van’s window was smashed in but nothing appeared to be missing.

The second break-in was April 27 overnight on the 5500 block of 46 Avenue. A 2003 Hummer driver’s side window was smashed in but nothing appears to be taken. Police are looking for suspects.

Woman charged with impaired

A 27-year-old woman from Hobbema was charged with impaired driving April 27 at 9:15 p.m. after supplying blood-alcohol samples of .119 and .108.

She was travelling northbound on Highway 2A and stopped on Bobtail Road during a traffic stop. The officer had spoken with the woman previously that same evening for drinking outside.

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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