Ponoka RCMP arrest man for impaired driving on QE2

Rocky Mountain House man arrested after erratic driving on the QE2

The actions of an erratic motorist were enough to have him nabbed by Ponoka RCMP.

Police say that on Jan. 11 officers responded to a complaint of a dangerous driver on the QE2 near the Ponoka overpass.

“(The) subject was tailgating and travelling at high rates of speed, slamming on brakes,” state Ponoka RCMP.

Police were able to stop the vehicle where it was noted that the driver, a 43-year-old man from Rocky Mountain House, is said to have been intoxicated, plus he didn’t have a valid driver’s licence.

He was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired driving and operating a vehicle without a licence. He is set to appear in court Feb. 22.

Car collides with truck topper

A lone truck topper on the QE2 was hit by another car.

Police say on Jan. 13 the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit received a call of the topper in the passing lane.

“Before police could arrive the topper was hit causing extensive damage,” say police. “After assisting the stranded motorist with the vehicle, the debris was cleared from the highway.”

There are no more details on this file.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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