Motorcyclists involved in collision on Highway 2

Traffic is reported to have been busy on Highway 2 June 6 in at 8 p.m., which may have been a factor in a motorcycle collision

Traffic is reported to have been busy on Highway 2 June 6 in at 8 p.m., which may have been a factor in a motorcycle collision north of Ponoka.

A northbound motorcycle carrying two people is reported to have collided with a car, causing injuries to the riders and slowed down traffic for over an hour on Highway 2 north of Ponoka.

The 47-year-old male driver of the motorbike is reported to have received injuries to his back and face and was sent to the Red Deer Hospital. A 41-year-old female passenger of the motorcycle was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. There were no charges in the incident.

Stopped at 177 km/h

Police moved fast to stop the driver of a 2013 Kia Optima who was travelling at speeds in excess of 177 km/h.

As officers closed the distance on the vehicle, speeds varied from 161 km/h to 166 km/h. The driver, an 18-year-old teenager from Sylvan Lake, was stopped on Highway 2 and faces a mandatory court appearance.

Domestic assault

A man looking for a fight had to answer to police after punching a woman in the face June 8 at 10 p.m.

Police responded to the call of an assault on a woman near the 5000 block of 60 Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, the 39-year-old male suspect resisted arrest and a struggle ensued. He was eventually placed in handcuffs and when asked why he resisted, the man said he wanted to pick a fight, according to the police report.

The man was charged with assault and resisting arrest.

U.S. citizen arrested with warrants

Travelling at a speed of 151 km/h may have been a bad idea for a 34-year-old Sherwood Park motorist.

Police stopped a 2012 BMW SUV for speeding June 7 at 1 a.m. northbound on Highway 2, and after some investigation, found a grinder commonly used for marijuana. There was no cannabis in the vehicle, however, a 29-year-old male passenger from the United States had warrants for his arrest.

Officers arrested the man who is reported to be living in Canada illegally.

Speeder caught with marijuana

A speeder was ticketed with more than he bargained for after police caught him with marijuana and an open box of liquor.

Officers charged a 32-year-old Ponoka man with speeding and having liquor in easy access to the driver after being stopped at 125 km/h in a 100km/h zone. He was stopped on Range Road 270 in a silver 1998 GMC Sierra.

After some investigation, police found a joint of marijuana in the door of the vehicle.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit handled 67 calls relating to public drunkenness, traffic and complaint calls.

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