Porsche driver facing impaired charges following collision

A Sylvan Lake man is facing impaired and dangerous driving charges after providing a breath sample four times the legal limit.

A Sylvan Lake man is facing impaired and dangerous driving charges after providing a breath sample four times the legal limit.

About 11:40 p.m. last Thursday, a three vehicle collision occurred on Highway 20 at the Aspelund Road intersection.

Police investigation showed that a northbound Porsche, travelling at a high rate of speed, rear-ended a north bound Volkswagen sending it spinning out of control into the path of a southbound tractor trailer unit carrying oilfield service equipment, said RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders, in a press release.

“Luckily no one was seriously injured in the collision, however the Porsche and Volkswagen were heavily damaged.”

Following his arrest, the driver of the Porsche provided breath samples that were four times the legal limit.

Robert D. J. Ritchie, 39, of Sylvan Lake, has been charged with impaired driving, driving a motor vehicle while over 0.8mg% and dangerous driving.

He will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court June 27. He was released from custody by a Justice of the Peace on a $2,500 cash bail along with numerous release conditions.


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