Impaired driver stopped at over four times legal limit

A call of an intoxicated man driving away from a residence helped police locate the motorist at over four times the legal limit.

A call of an intoxicated man driving away from a residence helped police locate the motorist at over four times the legal limit.

The driver, a 28-year-old man from Ponoka, was located at the 7-Eleven Wednesday, April 29 at 1 a.m. He was driving a silver Chevy Cobalt at the time and provided two blood alcohol samples of .33 and .34.

He was arrested and charged with impaired driving and his vehicle was towed.

Man throws woman down the stairs

Police acted quickly after reports of a man assaulting a woman May 2.

Upon arrival at the home, officers heard that a 24-year-old Ponoka man was intoxicated and was throwing a woman around a home on the 4200 Block of 48 Avenue.

There were two children in the house at the time and police arrested and charged the man with assault.

Mandatory court for speeder

Travelling at 163 km/h April 21 ensured a 21-year-old Calgary man faces a mandatory court appearance.

The driver was speeding on Highway 2 southbound in a BMW when officers pulled him over. He received tickets for speeding and no insurance and could face a hefty fine for the offense.

Driver switches seats with passenger

Speeding on Highway 2 at 149 km/h April 29 may not have been the best decision for a young driver who still has a graduated drivers licence (GDL).

A member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit pulled the 2014 Nissan Juke over and saw the driver, a 19-year-old man from Airdrie, switch places with the passenger. After further inspection of the vehicle, liquor was found inside and the driver was arrested for impaired driving after smelling an odor of liquor on his breath.

Members of the RCMP attended and a roadside blood-alcohol test was administered, which resulted in a caution. Because there is zero tolerance of alcohol use for GDL drivers, the car was seized for seven days and the driver was given a 30-day driving suspension. He was issued a ticket for speeding and the passenger was issued a ticket for having liquor within reach.

Police looking for individuals related to broken windows

Ponoka RCMP are looking for suspects related to a smashed window at the COOP Gas Station just after midnight, April 30, which activated the alarms.

Two men are seen on security camera footage walking around the building, both wearing hoodies and both carrying duffle bags. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the two men.

A video of the incident is posted to Ponoka News’ Facebook page and has seen thousands of views and more than 100 shares, but police are still looking for the individuals.

Man receives numerous charges

Posting sexually explicit images of a girlfriend has landed an ex-boyfriend in hot water with police.

Investigators responded to a report of a woman being harassed by her ex-boyfriend after he posted sexually explicit photos of her on the Internet. The man told police he was angry and wanted her attention. A full list of charges was not available at press time.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took 76 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.