No serious injuries in rollover

Stettler RCMP, Fire and Rescue, and EMS were called out on March 2 to help extract the driver from a vehicle that lost control...

Stettler RCMP, Fire and Rescue, and EMS were called out on March 2 to help extract the driver from a vehicle that lost control while trying to pass another vehicle, and ended up rolling.

The collision didn’t affect any other vehicles, and the driver escaped serious injury, not requiring any “significant medical attention,” Stettler RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Phil Penny said.

Liquor or drugs were not a factor in the rollover, Penny said, but noted that charges were pending.

Police nab impaired driversTwo drivers have had their licences suspended after being caught driving while impaired.

In the late evening of March 4, a Stettler constable pulled over a vehicle just north of Stettler.

“After obtaining evidence of impairment, the 33-year-old male was arrested for impaired driving-related offences,” Sgt. Penny said.

Breath samples indicated the man was twice over the limit.

Two days later, in the early morning of March 6, a constable stopped a vehicle in a residential area after the 22-year-old driver “failed to negotiate a turn” and collided with parked vehicles.

The man was arrested for impaired driving.

“Police remind people to seek alternate modes of transportation after they’ve been drinking,” Penny said. “The dangers of drinking and driving can’t be overstated for the driver and all those who may come in contact with someone who’s impaired while driving.”

Immediate penalties for impaired driving include the loss of the driver’s licence, the vehicle tow fees and the subsequent court attendance repercussions.