Three men sent to hospital in Chestermere-area collision
Three men were taken to hospital after sustaining non-life threatening injuries in a Chestermere-area collision on May 23 at 2:40 p.m.
Two men, both around 53 years old, were heading eastbound on Highway 1A in a brown Pontiac Sunfire when it collided with a red Dodge minivan turning south onto Rainbow Road. The driver of the car is from Calgary.
The driver of the van, a 25-year-old Chestermere resident, sustained an injury to his hand. The intersection at Rainbow Road and Highway 1A was briefly closed and traffic was re-routed around the collision scene. This matter is still under investigation by Chestermere RCMP.
The Airdrie Intigrated Traffic Unit (AITU) members seized 75.5 grams of marijuana and arrested a 19-year-old Calgary man for drug trafficking, May 20.
Around 5:15 p.m., members of the AITU stopped a Honda Civic travelling at 30 kilometres per hour over the speed limit south of CrossIron Mills mall.
The driver was unable to provide identification, and the officer became suspicious and arrested the driver. The vehicle was then searched, leading to the discovery of 18 individually wrapped bags of marijuana, which were seized along with three cell phones, $230 in cash and various drug paraphernalia.
The man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on July 19.
“One of the top priorities of our Integrated Traffic Units is intercepting travelling criminals, as our officers have done in this case,” said Sheriff Jason Graw, with the AITU.
“Undesirables that traffic drugs use our highways just like the rest of us, so when our officers are out on patrol we make sure to take every opportunity we can to bring these people before the courts.”
Other AITU priorities include monitoring speed and aggressive driving, occupant restraints, impaired driving, intersection safety and holiday long weekend enforcement.
A 24-year-old Airdrie man was served with a court summons for driving 193 kilometres per hour heading south on Highway 2 near Airdrie, May 16.
The incident happened at 1:17 p.m.
A 25-year-old Calgary man was arrested when RCMP officers responded to a call about a possible impaired driver on Highway 2 near Crossfield, at around 1:30 p.m., May 18.
Breath samples revealed the man’s blood alcohol level was two-and-a-half times the legal limit.
All the vehicle occupants exhibited signs of impairment.
On the same day, officers clocked a vehicle travelling at 162 kilometres per hour in the posted 100 kilometre per hour zone on Highway 9 near Beiseker. RCMP also clocked a vehicle driving 131 kilometres per hour in a construction zone on Highway 2 north of Crossfield.
If you have information on any crime, contact your local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).