Motorist gives police inaccurate details

A call of a dog sled team involved in a collision had the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit moving fast last week, for nothing.

A call of a dog sled team involved in a collision had the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit moving fast last week, for nothing. The call came from a motorist Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. that a dog sled team was involved in a collision on Highway 2 near Wetaskiwin. The passing motorist believed it was a serious incident and some animals may need to be put down.

Two officers searched for the scene but could not find any collision. Eventually it was determined the owner of the dog sled team was giving their dogs a break from travelling. The animals were being transported in a regular vehicle and were seen at a rest stop when the passing motorist called the highway patrol.

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