A teenage Calgary motorist was in for a surprise when police stopped his vehicle after being clocked at 172 km/h.
Police stopped the 19-year-old man May 15 at 7:52 p.m. southbound on Highway 2 after seeing him pass motorists and weave in and out of traffic. He had a licence plate on that did not match the vehicle and now faces mandatory court time for travelling 50 km/h over the speed limit.
Almost 30 minutes later, officers stopped a northbound driver on Highway 2A travelling at a speed of 169 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. A 23-year-old Ponoka man was stopped in his black Subaru near Township Road 422. He also faces a mandatory court appearance.
Impaired driver passed out
Calls of a woman driving in an erratic manner and being slumped over the steering wheel had police moving quick to find her.
It was reported May 18 at 7:34 a.m. that a woman could be seen travelling at speeds over 180 km/h southbound on Highway 2 in a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. It was reported that the woman, a 30-year-old resident of Radway, hit the ditch south of Ponoka then turned northbound on Highway 2. She, and a passenger were found both slumped at the wheel with the gear in drive.
She provided two blood-alcohol samples of .16 and .14. She was charged with impaired driving.
Impaired with no licence
A regular patrol nabbed a 38-year-old Edmonton man over two times the legal limit.
Police stopped the driver of a 1989 Cadillac de Ville on 47 Avenue where it was determined he did not have a valid driver’s licence. He provided two blood alcohol samples of .17.
Impaired driver with no insurance
The driver of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was pulled over May 16 at 1 a.m. after police noticed the licence plate did not match the car.
Upon further investigation it was determined the driver showed signs of impairment and a subsequent breath sample showed the driver had blood alcohol levels of .18 and .17. Police charged a 34-year-old Maskwacis woman with being impaired and driving while prohibited.
A passenger in the vehicle was charged with allowing a person to operate a vehicle without insurance.
Youth speeds through town
A young driver had their car towed after being caught drinking and driving.
Police stopped a 17-year-old Lacombe girl after driving a 2002 Chrysler Neon at speeds in excess of 100 km/h northbound on 50 Street in Ponoka.
Officers say they could smell an odor of liquor coming from her breath and she provided a breath sample that showed a caution. There is zero tolerance for motorists with a graduated driver’s licence and because she had one, the car was towed.
Driver with no insurance
Not having enough money for insurance and vehicle registration is not considered a reasonable excuse to drive a car.
Police pulled over a 57-year-old Edmonton man after noticing the licence plates on his 1993 Dodge Caravan were expired. He told officers that he did not have the money for the registration and insurance needed to operate the vehicle.
The vehicle was towed.
Police are looking for a dark blue 2008 DR 650 Suzuki motorcycle after being taken from a rural home on Range Road 244 near Ponoka.
It is believed the vehicle was taken some time on May 17. The owner was able to follow the tracks of the motorcycle for a short distance but the trail was lost.
Holiday trailer stolen
Police are looking for culprits who stole a 24-foot holiday trailer some time between May 6 and 14.
Security footage shows a flat deck trailer circling the area near 64 Street and 42 Avenue then pulling up to the white Frontier trailer. There was a hitch lock on the trailer at the time.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.