Man becomes combative with woman and police

A 23-year-old man from Hobbema faces charges of assault after fighting with security in a downtown bar

Distracted driving operations: The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit conducted distracted driving and no seatbelt operations Nov. 16

A 23-year-old man from Hobbema faces charges of assault after fighting with security in a downtown bar in the early morning hours of Nov. 18.

He was allegedly with a woman earlier in the evening who was driving when an argument broke out in the car. It is reported he punched her twice in the head while she was driving and then took the vehicle to a bar. The woman had a cut under her eye but did not need medical treatment.

Some time later he fought with security at the bar and police found him covered in blood from his elbows to fingertips.

He was arrested for mischief but became combative with Mounties who had to use a Taser to arrest him, which did not result in any further injury. The man was then taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre to treat the wounds on his arm and is reported to have been un-cooperative with staff and threatened a police officer.

The man was returned to the police station and was released on $1,000 cash bail. He has also been charged with uttering threats, resist or obstruct a peace officer and mischief.

Boyfriend punches and kicks girlfriend

Police responded to a call of a man beating his girlfriend Nov. 17 at 2 a.m. in the downtown area of Ponoka. The man punched and broke a car window and had blood on his hand when he entered a downtown bar. He was removed from the bar where he punched his girlfriend to the floor and kicked her in the chest and face.

A 28-year-old man from Fort Macleod has been charged with two counts of assault, mischief, four counts of failing to comply with conditions of undertaking recognizance. He also had outstanding warrants for fines and was remanded in custody.

Youth charged with sexual assault

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with sexual assault Nov. 14. The teen allegedly attempted to touch a youth worker in a sexual fashion while he was sleeping.

Six-year-old child alone

Child services has been called to assist after a six-year-old child was found Nov. 15 walking at 3:30 p.m. eastbound along 48 Avenue toward Highway 2A. The child is reported to have a disability and was able to provide only a first name to Mounties.

Police eventually contacted the child’s home and discovered the child was in the care of a relative who did not realize the child was missing.

Impaired driver almost collides with Mountie

A driver got the attention of police rather quickly Nov. 18 at 2:30 a.m. after passing a northbound vehicle on Highway 2A and forcing a southbound police cruiser to avoid a collision.

The driver of a 2000 GMC pickup truck was eventually stopped in Hobbema. The 30-year-old woman showed signs of impairment to police and she tested with a blood-alcohol concentration of .18 twice.

Asleep on the highway

A member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit stopped by a parked green Jaguar Nov. 13 at 7:50 a.m. two kilometres north of Highway 53 with its hazard lights on. The officer observed two people in the front asleep and one-eighth of a bottle of cognac in the back seat and the smell of alcohol emanating from the people.

The driver failed the roadside screening test but by the time the person tested at the police station they were below the legal limit. The driver was given a 24-hour suspension.

Driver over white line

A routine patrol Nov. 18 after midnight by a member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit has resulted in charges of impaired driving for a 23-year-old man from Black Diamond.

The officer observed the driver of a pickup truck — heading westbound on Highway 53 towards Highway 2 — riding the white line of the road. He was stopped and tested for a blood-alcohol concentration of .16 twice.

Rollover ends in charges

A Highway 2 southbound vehicle rolled three times Nov. 18 at 10:45 a.m. after the driver of another vehicle collided with it. The driver in the right lane reported his vehicle fishtailed, which he corrected but said it occurred a second time. This time his vehicle collided with the other car in the left lane forcing it into the ditch.

The driver of the vehicle that rolled had undetermined injuries and the driver whose vehicle fishtailed was charged with failing to maintain the centre of the lane.

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

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