Impaired driver at 2.5 times the legal limit

Police stopped the driver of a green Jeep Cherokee with blood-alcohol levels of .20 and .19 while in town.

Police stopped the driver of a green Jeep Cherokee with blood-alcohol levels of .20 and .19 while in town.

The driver, a 54-year-old Ponoka woman, was stopped on the 4500 block of 37 Avenue and was charged with impaired driving.

Red Deer man impaired on highway

One Red Deer man was in for a hefty bill and court time after speeding on Highway 2 and being impaired.

Officers say the 34-year-old driver was speeding at 135 km/h in a white Ford Focus when stopped and had blood-shot eyes. He subsequently failed the roadside-screening device and provided two blood-alcohol samples of .12 and .10 once at the detachment. He also received tickets for speeding and having an expired registration.

Gas leak closes streets

Students at Ponoka Secondary Campus had to evacuate school Sept. 5 at approximately 1 p.m. due to a gas leak at a home on 5404 58A Avenue Close.

A gas line was accidentally breached at the home just south of the school. In an effort to keep people safe, some homes and the school were evacuated while the Ponoka Fire Department investigated.

An ATCO Gas employee gave the all clear a short time later so students could resume their classes while staff fixed the leak. The street was also blocked off for a short time.

The Ponoka detachment received 67 calls for service last week.

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