Driver faces impaired charge after clocked at 110 in a 60 zone

A 26-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing impaired driving charges and a possession of cocaine charge

Saturday, July 20th

3:10 a.m. – A 26-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing impaired driving charges and a possession of cocaine charge in relation to a traffic stop on 50th Avenue near 43rd Street in Sylvan Lake. A vehicle was pulled over and a bottle of alcohol, mostly consumed, was located on its floor. A further check of the vehicle produced a vial containing remnants of cocaine. The male driver was arrested at the scene and charged.

9:52 a.m. – A Sylvan Lake Community Peace Officer conducted a traffic stop on Memorial Drive in Sylvan Lake after a vehicle was clocked traveling 110 km/hr. in a 60 km/hr. zone. The officer detected alcohol on the breath of the male driver and notified RCMP who attended the scene. The 26-year-old from Red Deer County advised he had been drinking alcohol the night before and blew a fail on the breathalyzer. He was arrested and charged with impaired driving, having a blood alcohol level over .08, failing to comply with an undertaking and failing to comply with non-alcohol conditions of an undertaking.

1:12 p.m. – RCMP and EMS attended the scene of a three vehicle collision on Highway 20 at 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. The driver of a car was turning left at the intersection on a green light and collided with a motorcycle resulting in a second motorcycle also being hit. Three people were transported to hospital for observation with nonlife threatening injuries. The driver of the car, a 19-year-old female from Hanna, was charged with making an improper left hand turn.

10:23 p.m. – A 911 call was made to police about a male using a sledgehammer on the front door of a 50A Avenue residence in Sylvan Lake. RCMP arrived and advised the male to drop the sledgehammer. He complied and was handcuffed. The male advised he was at the residence to retrieve his belongings from an acquaintance after several unsuccessful attempts to obtain those items. The 41-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief under $5,000.

Sunday, July 21st

9:07 a.m. – RCMP are investigating vandalism to parked vehicles at Sunbreaker Cove. Several complainants reported that offensive words were written on their vehicles by someone using pink fabric paint. Much of the paint had been washed off by the rain and by owners themselves. No other property was vandalized in the area.

Wednesday, July 24th

10:06 p.m. – A male is facing charges after police were called about two intoxicated males at Railside Bowl on 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. They arrived in a truck to order pizza. They were obviously intoxicated and drove away on 50th Avenue eastbound, stating that they would return to pick up the pizza. A 43-year-old male driver from Sylvan Lake was stopped and charged with impaired driving, having a blood alcohol level over .08 and driving while disqualified.

Thursday, July 25th

5:48 p.m. – RCMP attended a domestic fight in progress between a male and female in front of Bentley Tire and Auto Shop on 51st Street in Bentley. The female was determined by police to have started the argument in front of her children and witnesses. Witnesses advised she physically confronted her 42-year-old ex-spouse, assaulted him with her hands, a cigarette and part of her vehicle as he walked toward her. The male also became physical while attempting to restrain her. A 32-year-old Eckville female is charged with assault.

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