On March 1 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver on 53 Street in Ponoka.
A Maroon Pontiac Grand Prix was northbound on 53 Street and was subsequently stopped for erratic driving behaviour. An odor of alcohol was coming from the driver and from the interior of the vehicle.
Upon investigation it was found that the driver of the vehicle was impaired at three times the legal limit and did not have a valid driver’s licence. The vehicle was not registered or insured.
The driver of the vehicle was charged with impaired driving, operating a motor vehicle without a subsisting licence, driving uninsured on a highway and improper use of license plate.
Pro life sign on fire
On March 1 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a call of arson on Highway 2A. A pro life sign was on fire. The fire was successfully extinguished.
File is currently under investigation.
Mischief at restaurant
On March 2 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief.
A patron entered the Hitching Post Restaurant and was advised that what he was ordering could not be completed. He then entered the men’s washroom and loosened the isolation valve on the toilet causing the water to spill onto the floor.
The suspect also placed a large amount of paper towel into the toilet. RCMP are investigating.
The suspect left driving a small truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma or a Ford Ranger. The suspect is described as approximately six feet tall with a reddish beard, stocky build and balding.
If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.