Focus on impaired driving results in charges

A fatal crash – Stettler Regional Fire Department attended this collision scene at the intersection of highways 11 and 21 to extricate the driver of this car using the jaws of life on Sunday

During the month of August, the Stettler RCMP focused on impaired drivers.

The latest impaired driver was arrested on Aug. 28 in the 4900 block of 48 Street in Stettler. He was processed and released to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Sept. 9 to enter a plea to charges. In total, three impaired drivers were charged during the month of August and many more lost their licenses for 24 hours due to lower blood alcohol readings.

ASSAULT

On Aug. 20 and 21, three fights outside local bars and motels resulted in three males being charged for Sec. 266 of the Criminal Code. All persons charged were in their 20s and will appear in local court in September and October.

VANDALISM

A vehicle parked with a flat tire along Range Road 16-5, north of Byemoor had its windows smashed on Aug. 22.

THEFT

A fertilizer plant in the 4800 block of 51 Avenue in Stettler was broken into on Aug. 23.

On Aug. 24 an iPod Touch and an FM transmitter were stolen out of a vehicle parked in the 6200 block of 40 Avenue in Stettler.

If you have information to assist police in solving these or any crimes, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800–222-TIPS or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com.

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