Motorists block impaired driver from driving on Highway 2

With the help of two concerned motorists, police were able to catch an impaired driver at twice the legal alcohol limit.

With the help of two concerned motorists, police were able to catch an impaired driver at twice the legal alcohol limit.

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit was called to Highway 2 about a grey Pontiac Montana being driven in an erratic manner Friday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m. Witnesses state the driver, a 25-year-old woman from Red Deer, had trouble maintaining the lanes and her vehicle went in and out of the ditch several times.

To prevent any issues, the driver of a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle worked together to block the car and officers found them pulled over on the side of the highway.

The woman showed signs of impairment and she was subsequently arrested and taken to the detachment where she provided two blood-alcohol samples of .17 and .18. She was charged with impaired driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Suspended driver loses car for 60 days

A minor two-vehicle collision on Monday, March 23 resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old woman from Red Deer.

The collision occurred near the Morningside exit on Highway 2 between a Ford Escape and a GMC Sierra. Investigations found that the woman is a suspended driver and she had warrants out for her arrest.

She was arrested and released with a promise to appear in court. Her vehicle was seized for 60 days. There were minor injuries in the collision.

Missing person

Police are asking for help in locating Amanda Ruby, who went missing from the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury Wednesday, March 25.

The 34-year-old woman is described as Caucasian with blue eyes and multiple piercings on her face. Police say they believe she is in Red Deer.

Break-and-enter results in stolen puppies

Ponoka RCMP are seeking public’s assistance in solving a theft and break and enter.  Four Rottweiler puppies were stolen from a residence on first Chain Lake Road.  In addition, a 22 Rifle was taken. The theft and break and enter occurred sometime on March 30 between 12 noon and 4 p.m.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took 85 calls for service last week.

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