Suspected drunk driver flees police

A short police pursuit Jan. 24 at 1 a.m. has resulted in two men being charged

A short police pursuit Jan. 24 at 1 a.m. has resulted in two men being charged with possession of stolen property and flight from police.

A Mountie attempted a traffic stop of a 2005 Dodge Ram on Highway 2A near Highway 53. The suspected impaired driver fled from police but ended up in a farmer’s field west of Ponoka.

It was determined the truck was stolen from Edmonton and a 41-year-old man and a 55-year-old man were arrested.

Police officer assaulted

RCMP were asked to remove an intoxicated man from a downtown store Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. He did not have any identification on him and when police responded the 37-year-old man spit on the officer.

He was charged with assaulting a police officer and causing a disturbance.

Gas and dash

Police are looking for a Caucasian driver of a black Ford F150 with a partial licence plate marking of BGB. The truck drove away with $119 worth of gasoline from a Ponoka gas station Jan. 28 at 9 p.m.

Speeding and impaired

Police pulled over a man who was driving at a speed of 150 km/h Jan. 26 on Highway 2 north of Morningside. The 25-year-old driver refused to provide a breath sample and he was subsequently arrested and charged.

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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