Man charged with driving three times legal limit


RCMP Report

A local man has been charged with driving three times the legal limit after a resident called to report a man hanging his head out of his vehicle window and driving erratically.

On July 4, RCMP responded to the call in town only to have two additional complaints come in about the same impaired driver.

After pulling him over, officers arrested the male for impaired operation. He was taken to the Bonnyville detachment to provide a sample of his breath.

He blew three times the legal limit, with a lowest reading of 300-milligrams of alcohol per 100-millilitres of blood.

His vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

Distracted driving

RCMP are reminding residents to pay attention to the road after a collision on July 3.

A vehicle had stopped for a pedestrian crossing on main street, when it was rear-ended by a distracted driver.

Officers are using this as an opportunity to reiterate the importance of paying attention while driving.

Two incidents of assault with a weapon within 24 hours

Over the course of a day, the Bonnyville RCMP responded to two assault with a weapon complaints.

On July 5, officers were dispatched to Kehewin regarding a non-domestic assault. An injured male was located and an investigation is ongoing.

Later that day, at 11 p.m., RCMP were called to another assault with a weapon. Officers found a man holding his bleeding hand near Beaupre Park in Bonnyville. The complainant claims he had been cut and threatened by a white male with a knife.

Construction season

RCMP are asking drivers obey construction signs, especially if it has to do with a road closure.

Anyone caught speeding or disobeying a sign will be fined.

Officers are reminding the public that fines are doubled in construction areas.


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