Vehicle driver charged following collision with train

A B.C. male is facing impaired driving charges after a vehicle was stopped on Highway 11 at Range Road 12 in Red Deer County.

Saturday, Dec. 15th

2:30 a.m. – A B.C. male is facing impaired driving charges after a vehicle was stopped on Highway 11 at Range Road 12 in Red Deer County. A cab driver reported the accused swerving all over the road, running two red lights in Red Deer and continuing westbound on Highway 11 where he was pulled over by RCMP.

3:04 a.m. – RCMP were called to a domestic disturbance on 45 Street Crescent in Sylvan Lake. A female called 911 saying that her spouse was outside her residence and trying to get back inside. The female sustained injuries to her face as the result of an assault which occurred inside the home. The male was arrested at the scene and was found to be intoxicated and in breach of conditions not to consume alcohol. As a result, he is facing charges of assault, failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking and uttering threats.

Sunday, Dec. 16th

7:56 a.m. – Police attended the CIBC on 50th Street in Sylvan Lake after reports of the door window being completely smashed out. The interior door to the bank and the ATM did not appear damaged. The branch manager was notified.

Tuesday, Dec. 18th

12:49 a.m. – A traffic stop over a cell phone infraction resulted in a female being charged with impaired driving. RCMP pulled over the vehicle at Highway 11A and Range Road 12 after a complaint of a woman using a cell phone while driving. The female was found to be impaired and a bag of marijuana was also located in her purse. The woman is now facing charges of impaired driving, possession of marijuana, and distracted driving.

2:58 a.m. – A traffic stop in Eckville resulted in a fine against the male driver and a suspension. The male was driving a farm truck without a visible plate and admitted to liquor consumption when questioned by police. He was given a fine for failing to display the vehicle’s license plate and was issued at 72 hour suspension in relation to the alcohol consumption. His vehicle was also towed from the scene.

8:47 p.m. – A three vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Highway 20 resulted in injuries to the female occupant of one of the vehicles. A truck slammed into the rear of a car stopped at the intersection’s red light, injuring the female driver. Another vehicle near the scene was also damaged. The female was transported to hospital in non-life threatening condition. The driver of the truck is facing charges of impaired driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

Saturday, Dec. 22nd

5:02 p.m. – RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 11 at Range Road 25 and found the driver and one of the passengers to have outstanding warrants. All three of the male occupants were arrested and a vehicle search produced a small bag of marijuana and a firearm, in addition to empty and opened beer containers. The owner of the firearm relinquished the weapon to the RCMP without incident but was charged with possession of marijuana. The other two occupants were released to appear in court on their outstanding warrants.

Sunday, Dec. 23rd

5:54 p.m. – A three vehicle collision on Highway 20 at 47Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in two people being sent to hospital. The driver of a car turned left at the intersection on an amber light as the driver of a truck also attempted to clear the intersection. The truck collided with the passenger side of the car resulting in injuries to two of the car’s occupants. The driver of the truck was not injured. A vehicle stopped at the intersection was also damaged. The driver of the car was fined for failing to turn left safely.

Tuesday, Dec. 25th

12:51 a.m. – A male is facing charges in connection with hit and run damage to parked vehicles on 46 Street in Sylvan Lake. Residents heard a crash while inside their residence and witnessed a male trying to flee a vehicle after it had slammed into the back of a parked vehicle, causing it to collide with another vehicle parked next to it. The residents restrained the male and held him for police. The male was highly intoxicated and charged with impaired driving as well as uttering threats. A male passenger in the car was also intoxicated but did not sustain injuries in the collision.

Saturday, Dec. 29th

2:29 a.m. – Two hit and runs in Sylvan Lake are under investigation by RCMP. A witness heard a loud noise on Mountain Place and noticed damage to a neighbour’s fence and shed as a result of a vehicle collision. Not long afterward, a second collision scene was discovered in which a vehicle had been driven onto a lawn, demolishing a green utility box on Westview Drive, resulting in severed telephone and internet cables. A second witness described seeing the collision and reported it to police along with a vehicle description. A suspect vehicle matching the description with obvious damage was located by RCMP and towed at the scene. A male is facing charges as a result of the incident.

2:13 p.m. – RCMP attended a train versus car collision on the rail crossing just west of the Sylvan Lake traffic circle on Highway 11A. Witnesses reported a lone male driver in a car crossing over the tracks while the train was entering the intersection. The train conductor was already sounding the horn at the time of the collision. The rear of the car was demolished but the driver of the car survived, advising of a sore lower back. The railway crossing signals were functioning at the time of the incident. The driver of the car is facing a charge of failing to stop at a railway crossing while electrical signal gives warning.

Monday, Dec. 31st

8:46 p.m. – A man is facing two counts of assault as a result of a domestic dispute in the Eckville area. RCMP laid the charges after a female fled her residence with her son and called police from a neighbour’s house. Both the woman and the child received non-life threatening injuries after her spouse entered the residence intoxicated and proceeded to assault her and the boy.

Friday, Jan. 4th

9:28 p.m. – A tip from a concerned resident led RCMP to a party on Range Road 35 in Lacombe County. Members attended the private property and located a handful of vehicles on the lease road. A fire in the area was extinguished and the party was shut down without incident.