Suspended driver charged after rear-ending police cruiser

RCMP received a 911 call of a domestic dispute on Westview Drive in Sylvan Lake.

Saturday, July 6th

3:48 a.m. – RCMP received a 911 call of a domestic dispute on Westview Drive in Sylvan Lake. A female advised that she wanted a male removed from her property as he was having a verbal and physical altercation with his girlfriend. She also advised that she witnessed him strike his girlfriend. Members attended, arrested and charged a 47-year-old male with assault. Police also took the 36-year-old female victim into custody for her own safety as she was highly intoxicated. She was released when sober. EMS treated both parties as a result of their respective physical conditions.

7:03 p.m. – Police attended Benalto Rodeo after security called to report that a large group of young campers needed to be evicted from the grounds. The director approached the group and asked them to leave but they refused and continued to create noise, throwing items around, and frightening animals at the rodeo. All were impaired and were determined to be the same group of Sylvan Lake youths involved in several complaints reported last year at the rodeo. The group was disbanded and sent home via taxi and other means of transportation.

9:40 p.m. – RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake after suspected impaired driving. The 33-year-old male driver was arrested. He refused to provide a breath sample and obstructed peace officers in the commission of their duty. As a result, he was formally charged with refusal to provide a breath sample and assault on a peace officer.

11:11 p.m. – A domestic dispute on Woodland Crescent in Sylvan Lake resulted in charges against a 31-year-old male. A 911 call was placed by a witness advising that she saw the male and a female arguing on the street and smashing things. The male pulled the female out of a vehicle and threw her to the ground as it appeared she was attempting to flee the area. The male is charged with assault. Alcohol was a factor.

Sunday, July 7th

3:33 a.m. – RCMP responded to Eckville after a complaint of an intoxicated male running around on 52 Avenue. The male was reported to be quite belligerent and wanting to start fights with people in the area. No weapons were seen. The 24-year-old male was located by police and was determined to be incapable of taking care of himself due to his level of intoxication. He was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in cells until sober.

Tuesday, July 9th

11:28 a.m. – A male is facing charges as a result of colliding with the rear of a police cruiser on Lakeshore Drive at 49th Street in Sylvan Lake. A constable was attending to a complaint in the lakeshore area and signaled to turn left onto Lakeshore Drive when a small black car collided with the back of his vehicle. The male was determined to be under a Criminal Code driving suspension at the time of the collision. He is now charged with driving while disqualified and following too closely.

Wednesday, July 10th

2:25 a.m. – A 911 call was made after an intoxicated male was witnessed exposing himself at Hazzard County Bar in Sylvan Lake. The man appeared in his underwear at the bar and was refused service at which time he left. When the female staff member was closing up, she spotted the male again outside the front door where he had briefly removed his underwear, but she suspects it was due to him attempting to urinate. When members arrived, the 26-year-old male was found passed out in front of the bar. He was taken into cells until sober.

3:18 a.m. – Two males were issued fines as a result of a fight outside Chef Francisco’s bar on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. Witnesses report a 31-year-old intoxicated male was attempting to provoke people into fighting outside the bar. A 43-year-old male took up the offer and a fight ensued. The instigator was treated by EMS for cuts to his face and head but his injuries were not life threatening. Neither male wanted assault charges laid as it was a consensual fight, however, both were charged under the town bylaws for fighting in a public place.

Thursday, July 11th

12:52 a.m. – An intoxicated 51-year-old female was arrested by police after causing a disturbance outside the Macs store on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. The female was shouting, swearing and attempting to start a fight with a group of youths. When police arrived, she was extremely incoherent and disoriented. EMS was called to do a physical assessment and she was deemed medically fit. She was then taken into custody and held until sober.

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