Verbal confrontation leads to charges

A 48-year-old Stettler man is likely regretting his temper after an argument at the Esso station on Highway 12 last week which has resulted

A 48-year-old Stettler man is likely regretting his temper after an argument at the Esso station on Highway 12 last week which has resulted in charges.

According to Stettler RCMP, the accused got into an argument with a 42-year-old Stettler man around 10 p.m.

He then left the store and allegedly backed his vehicle into the vehicle owned by the victim, before beating a hasty retreat.

Police were called, and the victim’s vehicle, a 2001 GMC Jimmy, had “substantial damage to the driver’s side door and front fender,” according to detachment commander Sgt. Duncan Babchuk, citing Const. Clayton Delowski’s report.

The driver of the 1996 Chevrolet pick-up truck was reported to be wearing a camouflage jacket, and while police patrolled looking for him, did not locate him.

The truck was located on Nov. 1, parked in an alley on 49 Street. The owner of the truck was contacted and evidence indicated he was the driver on the day of the incident.

He now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, mischief under $5,000, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He is expected in provincial court on Dec. 11 in Stettler.

 

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