Police are still investigating an incident where the driver of a semi tractor plowed through a construction zone on Highway 2 south of Ponoka.
The event occurred Saturday, Oct. 3 about three kilometers south of the Ponoka exit where a 69-year-old man from St. Albert drove the semi through a construction zone, through reflective pylons and barricades and narrowly missed a fuel shed and trailer.
Rather than to stop, the driver continued through the site and went off a two-foot drop, continued south going over a rise before coming to a full stop. Members of the Ponoka Fire Department had to contain a spill of diesel and EMS transported the driver to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre where the driver is believed to have been treated for minor injuries.
Sun considered a factor in pedestrian collision
Emergency crews attended the scene of a car versus pedestrian collision Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 53 and 46 Street.
A 16-year-old girl was crossing the highway when she was struck by a westbound VW sedan driven by a youth who stopped at the scene. EMS crews transported the girl to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre where she was released later that day.
Police charged the youth driver with failing to yield to a pedestrian, which resulted in a $776 fine. Investigators say the sun was a factor in the collision.
Youth found with brass knuckles
Complaints of four individuals smoking marijuana on Sept. 29 in a field behind 65 Avenue found one person in possession of brass knuckles.
Police say one of the youth was in breach of conditions as part of a 24-hour curfew and he was subsequently charged with that offense.
Officers also found brass knuckles, a foldout knife and some marijuana.
Intoxicated couple fighting
Police responded to a call of two intoxicated people fighting on Sept. 30 on Highway 2A and 61 Avenue.
Officers attended after hearing an intoxicated man chasing an intoxicated woman in an aggressive manner. He was subsequently arrested and lodged in cells. No charges were laid on the man as no physical assault occurred.
Senior driver falls asleep at the wheel
After driving off an embankment south of Highway 611 on Oct. 1, an 88-year-old Camrose driver’s licence is being reviewed.
Upon arrival of the scene police say the man was disoriented and confused. He was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries. No charges have been laid in the incident.
Police looking for stolen truck
A white Ford pickup with specialized oilfield equipment was reported stolen from Darcy’s Drilling Service.
The report was made Oct. 4 and the truck was located on Township Road 431. On the passenger’s side of the truck was specialized drilling equipment. The file is still under investigation at this time. If anyone has any information in regards to this vehicle, please contact Const. D. O’Connell Ponoka RCMP Detachment 403-783-4472.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.