Traffic stop leads to arrest of impaired driver

Ponoka RCMP briefs April 21 to April 27

On April 21, 2020 the Ponoka RCMP was conducting routine patrols on 55 Ave. and observed a truck with no tail lights turn onto 50 St.

A traffic stop was initiated and the driver immediately got out of his vehicle. The driver was stumbling all over the road.

A strong odour of liquor was emanating from the driver. There was a case of beer behind the driver’s seat and an open can of beer in the passenger seat foot well.

The driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving, driving over the legal limit of .08, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle.

“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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