Semi rollover on Highway 2: The southbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed for some time Wednesday

Semi rollover on Highway 2: The southbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed for some time Wednesday

RCMP deals with traffic offences

Ponoka RCMP handled several calls including traffic offences and causing a disturbance.

  • Sep. 2, 2015 6:00 p.m.

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Suspicious activity

Police received a call on Aug. 24 in regards to two vehicles parked facing the wrong way on a street.  A male and female were sitting on the curb.  The hood and doors of the vehicles were wide open. Police attended and realized that one car had broken down and was being boosted by the second vehicle.  When RCMP ran the plate, it came back as stolen. The 31- year-old male has been charged with possession of stolen property, and will appear in court Sept. 18.

 

Causing  disturbance

Police responded to a call on Aug. 25 of an intoxicated female screaming and crying. A witness on the scene was reporting that female had a pipe, but had dropped it on the ground and was pounding on the witness’s vehicle with her hands.  When police arrived, the female had left the scene and was located at the intersection of Hwy 2A and 48 Avenue.  Female was topless.  The 18-year-old female was arrested and lodged in cells until sober.

 

Semi rollover on Highway 2

Ponoka and Innisfail Traffic Members responded to a 911 call on Highway 2 in the middle of the southbound lanes.  A semi had rolled and was blocking both lanes of traffic.  The highway was closed for approximately 45 minutes and traffic diverted. The semi, hauling rubber, had become top heavy as the vehicle was entering Highway 2 from Highway 53. Speed was also a factor in the accident.  The 65-year-old driver of the truck was charged with “failing to drive in center of lane.”

 

Possession of cannabis/marijuana

The Sheriff’s department initiated a traffic stop on Aug. 28 west of Ponoka on Highway 53 for a vehicle that was speeding.  A strong odor of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle.  RCMP were then called to the scene to assist in a vehicle search. A male was charged with “possession for the purpose of trafficking.”  A total of 47.49 grams of marijuana was seized from the vehicle. 

Speeds in excess of 170 km/h

Police pulled over a vehicle on Aug. 30 that was driving in excess of 170 km/h in a 110 km/h zone. A 40-year-old male was charged with exceeding maximum speed limit established for highway. He is to appear in court November 12, 2015.

 

 

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