Apologizes for driving packer down Lakeshore Drive

To residents of the Town of Sylvan Lake — I have spent the past several months residing in your beautiful lake town

Dear Editor,

To residents of the Town of Sylvan Lake — I have spent the past several months residing in your beautiful lake town, and enjoyed its natural beauty along with the easy going friendly attitude.

It had come time for me to move on into another chapter in my life and I decided to invite two long-time friends up to the lake for one last weekend of summer.

Given that we are all young men who enjoy a good time and tend to bring out the party in each other, the beers were flowing fast so I decided I’d show them the local bars where we tried to play keep up with each other.

On the way home we joked and horsed around in a construction zone where we noticed the keys were in the packer machine. We fired it up and off we went, all knowing what we were doing was wrong. We egged each other on and ended up driving a few blocks where a local heard the noise and called the local authorities who came and dealt with us appropriately.

We intended this to be a joke and luckily nothing or no one was injured.

I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to the town and its people for the disturbance.

Will Archer,

Edmonton

Editor’s Note: This event occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 23. The owner of the packer did not wish to pursue charges, according to RCMP Cst. Landon Durston.