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.