Assault on cabbie results in charges against Airdrie woman

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A 28-year-old Airdrie woman is facing a criminal charge after she allegedly assaulted a cab driver Oct. 31.

“Her name is Kayley Claus. She’s 28 and she’s from Airdrie,” said Airdrie RCMP Media Relations Liaison Constable Jennifer Weedmark. “She’s been charged with assault.”

According to Weedmark, the woman, who appeared intoxicated, became belligerent and refused to leave the vehicle. Video surveillance was retrieved from the cab, operated by Checker Yellow Cabs, and used in the investigation.

Claus will be in Airdrie Provincial Court Dec. 15. She was released from custody shortly after her arrest on a promise to appear.

Airdrie RCMP is asking anyone with any information about the incident to call 403-945-7200.

Pedestrian collisions

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Luxstone Boulevard, just north of Yankee Valley Boulevard, at approximately 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

According to Weedmark, a 44-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street but was not in a marked crosswalk.

The woman was taken to the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary with non life-threatening injuries. Weedmark said the collision was not believed to be caused by speed or alcohol.

“No charges were laid, he (the driver) wasn’t at fault,” Weedmark said, adding pedestrians could face charges for failing to use crosswalks.

Members of the Airdrie Fire Department and EMS responded to the collision along with Airdrie RCMP officers.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old Airdrie man was a victim of a hit and run Nov. 2. Weedmark said the man was hit by a vehicle while he was crossing the intersection of Big Springs Drive SE and East Lake Boulevard SE at approximately 7:45 a.m.

She said he was walking his dog and crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when he was hit. He suffered minor injuries from the collision.

The suspect vehicle is described as a red, newer-model Chevrolet Sedan. Weedmark said the driver could be charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

If you have any information about any crime, contact the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at (403) 945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com

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