Ponoka RCMP arrest drunk driver, lawnmower theft foiled

Ponoka RCMP briefs June 16 to 22

On June 20, the Ponoka RCMP saw a vehicle driving southbound on 51 St. with no lights. Police conducted a traffic stop and approached the driver side window.

The driver’s eyes were glossy and her speech was slow as she conversed with the officer. An odour of liquor was emanating from the vehicle.

There were numerous beer cans strewn around the vehicle. The driver blew a fail on the approved screening device and was arrested and lodged into the Ponoka Detachment cells.

A 42-year-old female from Maskwacis was charged with: operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and operating a vehicle while having a blood alcohol level over 0.08 per cent.

She is to appear in court Sept. 4, 2020.

On June 22, the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a break in to a rural property on Twp 443. Unknown suspects broke into residence, shed and garage. Suspects tried to take a ride-on lawnmower but were unsuccessful.

“If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.”

– Submitted by Ponoka RCMP

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