Impaired man gives self-inflicted wounds

A Check Stop helped nab an impaired driver Oct. 4 at 11:30 p.m.

A Check Stop helped nab an impaired driver Oct. 4 at 11:30 p.m.

Officers were conducting the Check Stop on Highway 2A north of Ponoka when they noticed a 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII turn on Arbor Park Road rather than proceed to the stop. The driver, a 31-year-old man from Ponoka, was stopped and arrested for impaired driving as he smelled of liquor.

Upon arrival at the detachment the man became upset and started to punch himself repeatedly in the head. He refused to provide a breath sample. The suspect proceeded to bang his head against the cell walls and started bleeding so much he had to be transported to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre.

He is charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample.

Angry customer

A 51-year-old Ponoka woman faces multiple charges Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m. after yelling at a restaurateur.

The woman ordered take-out from a Highway 53 restaurant, took the food home but returned after the food was not to her liking. Police say the woman yelled and pushed the food at the owner, causing it to cover the owner’s pants. The customer was arrested and charged with breach of conditions and mischief.

Speeding by Stampede Grounds

Complaints of speeding motorists on 39 Avenue behind the Stampede Grounds has resulted in police tickets and one charge of possession of marijuana.

A traffic stop held Oct. 2 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at a parking space found one vehicle did not have the correct licence plate on it. An 18-year-old Ponoka man received tickets of no insurance, no registration and misuse of a licence plate on his 1997 Audi.

A 20-year-old Lacombe woman was charged with possession of marijuana and was in another vehicle.

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


Just Posted

Alberta judge cleared in case where sex assault victim was shackled, jailed

Judicial council: Judge Raymond Bodnarek acted on Crown’s advice, tried to minimize victim’s hardship

Breton/Thorsby RCMP investigate theft of boat

RCMP say stolen jet boat and trailer valued at approximately $80,000

Judicial council finds no misconduct by Alberta judge of Aboriginal sex assault victim

Hearing after complaints of alleged poor treatment of woman with pseudonym Angela Cardinal

Wetaskiwin liquor store robbed Feb. 21

Two suspects arrested after store employee threatened with bear spray

Town of Ponoka to hand over fire services to county

Council voted unanimously to have the county take over May 1. County meets Thursday morning

WATCH: Ponoka Warriors volleyball host largest ever Family Day tournament

Five divisions, 32 teams participate in 12th annual Family Day tournament

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

This year, Canada sent its most athletes in Winter Games history, here’s a look at record breakers

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Sask. school shooter to be sentenced as adult

The man was just shy of his 18th birthday when he killed four people and injured seven others

Internet questions PM’s fashion choices in India

The Trudeaus’ eight-day visit has been dogged by various controversies since it began Feb. 17

Most Read