Traffic woes a major concern for RCMP

CHARGED

On Nov. 19 at 9:45 p.m., police encountered a vehicle swerving erratically along 50 Avenue in Stettler. The driver, a 27-year-old female from Stettler, was arrested at the scene. She was returned to Stettler Detachment, processed and released to appear on Dec. 9 at Stettler Provincial Court to answer to a charge of driving with a blood alcohol concentration that exceeded 80 milligrams percent.

Police responded to a fight inside The Beat, at the Stettler Hotel, at 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 20. Arrested at the scene was 41-year- old Michael Allan Seyer of Stettler, who has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, and six counts of breaching probation. He was remanded in custody and appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court on Nov. 22 for another bail hearing and to enter pleas to the charges.

Following an altercation in a local family home on Nov. 18, a 15-year-old youth was charged with six counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. He was charged and after a bail hearing remanded in custody to appear at Provincial Court in Red Deer on Nov. 22.

COLLISIONS

With winter weather upon us, Stettler Detachment wishes to remind drivers to use extra caution and drive defensively. In the past seven days 21 collisions were reported with 11 involving deer (actually one was a coyote) and the rest were minor collisions due to inattentiveness. Winter tires make a big difference on slippery streets and highways.

Remember to clear the snow off your vehicle so that all windows are clear and all mirrors can be used effectively. If your windshield or side windows frost up, you must pull over and allow them to clear before continuing. Section 74 of the Vehicle Equipment Regulations provides a fine of $57 for violations. However, if your actions caused significant harm to others, a criminal charge of criminal negligence would be considered which could result in a jail term.

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