Police deal with two collisions involving one vehicle

Four people are being investigated after being involved in two collisions with the same car north of Ponoka on Baker Road

Four people are being investigated after being involved in two collisions with the same car north of Ponoka on Baker Road Saturday, Nov. 22.

The call came in with the information that a vehicle was involved in a collision at approximately 7 p.m. Emergency crews, including the Ponoka Fire Department, attended the scene where a woman was found trapped in a Chevy Trailblazer.

Investigations showed there were three people, two men and one woman, who left the scene who showed obvious injuries from the collision. Police say they were also intoxicated when found.

As a result of questioning, it was determined the vehicle first drove off the road and into the ditch on Menaik Road, east of Range Road 253. It is believed that someone else took the wheel at this time and eventually the driver missed the Baker Road turn and rolled numerous times.

A collision analyst was called in to investigate the scene. The matter is under investigation.

Sudden death at hotel

Staff at a Ponoka hotel had the shock of their life after finding a man dead in his hotel room.

It was believed the 40-year-old Red Deer man had checked out for the day Wednesday, Oct. 19 when employees went to clean his room. The major crimes unit from Calgary attended the scene and determined that foul play was not involved.

The matter is still under investigation.

Drunk driver nabbed on wrong side of the road

Driving while drunk proved to be a big mistake for an Irish man who forgot what side of the road he should be driving on.

Officers stopped the driver after noticing him driving erratically on the wrong side of the road Nov. 22 at 1:15 a.m. Rather than pull over on the right side, the driver, a 23-year-old Irish man, pulled over on the left.

He provided two blood-alcohol samples of .24 and had to surrender his passport.

Culprit evades police

Ponoka RCMP are looking for an individual who was in possession of a stolen vehicle last week.

Officers attempted to pull over the driver of a 2004 Ford SRW west of Ponoka last week. The driver pulled away and at some point jumped out of the vehicle in the Don Laing Industrial area. A police dog was called but the trail was lost. Investigations show the vehicle was recently stolen.

Internet fraud

A Ponoka man had to delete his email account last week after finding out his contacts were compromised.

Contacts of the man received emails last week stating that the victim was in Turkey in prison without a passport. The email stated the man needed cash sent immediately.

Police recommend if residents receive any requests for money or cash to use extreme caution, especially if the money is to be sent to a foreign country.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took 86 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.

 

 

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