Impaired driver almost runs into residence

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A 24-year-old woman from Airdrie was arrested Nov. 28 and charged with impaired driving after residents of Sagewood called RCMP about a vehicle almost running into two residences.

“A caller had reported a vehicle almost running into their residence. This occurred in Sagewood,” said Const. Dan Martin, media liaison. “The vehicle was able to get away from the area and flee leaving its bumper and a tire behind.”

According to Martin, the driver failed to negotiate a turn, went over a curb and nearly struck two homes. She then collided with a parked vehicle while fleeing the scene.

The vehicle was later located in the south end of the city.

The driver has able to travel eight kilometres on three tires, according to Martin.

The woman, whose name is not being released by RCMP pending swearing of the charges before the court, was charged with impaired driving and released. Martin did not have any information about when the woman would make her first appearance in court.

Airdrie RCMP is looking for help to identify a woman who attempted to use fraudulent identification at the TD Canada Trust on Main Street. According to Martin, RCMP was just recently notified of the crime, which occurred April 11.

According to Martin, the woman entered the bank and presented fake identification in an attempt to get information about a certain bank account. The bank teller did not comply with the woman’s request and she left the bank.

RCMP describes the woman as Caucasian in her 40s with short, dark hair. She was wearing a white-collared jacket, black shirt and grey pants.

Airdrie RCMP is looking for a man who filled the gas tank of his grey Dodge Ram truck Nov. 16 at the Shell gas station on Centre Avenue and Main Street and took off without paying.

According to RCMP, the incident took place at approximately 3:10 p.m. The clerk was able to record the number of the Quebec license plate on the truck – P31 JMD.

RCMP describes the suspect as black with short black hair, standing approximately 5’10.” He is between 25 and 30 years of age and was wearing a black hoodie and black pants at the time of the incident.

Martin said anyone with any information is asked to call Const. Jean-Olivier Raymond at 403-945-7267.

Airdrie RCMP, along with Alberta Sheriffs and City of Airdrie Peace Officers held a number of CheckStops Dec. 1 and 2 to remind people of the dangers of driving under the influence.

According to Cons. Matt Gervais, the Checkstops led to a number of people being charged, including three charges of impaired driving. In addition, one person received an automatic roadside sanction and lost their license for 72 hours while a person driving on a graduated driving license was found to have alcohol in their system and received an immediate 30-day suspension. Two charges were laid under the controlled drugs and substances act and one person was found to be driving on a suspended license and charged.

“Impaired driving continues to be a leading cause of criminal death in Canada,” Gervais said.

“We will be continuing to focus on impaired driving and traffic safety throughout the holiday season and we hope that people get the message to not drive under the influence.”

According to Gervais, three other charges of impaired driving were laid by officers on regular patrol over the same weekend.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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