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  • Truck drives into home on Rainbow Falls Drive

    Emergency crews responded to truck that struck a home on the 200 block of Rainbow Falls Drive the morning of May 27.

    Police, Fire and EMS were called just before 3 a.m. for reports of the collision. On arrival, crews discovered a pickup truck had driven into and was now lodged in the front of a residence.

    There were no injuries in the collision although both the home and vehicle suffered significant damage.

    RCMP arrested the driver, a 21 year-old Chestermere man who was the sole occupant of the truck for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. After providing a breath sample it was discovered the driver was twice the legal limit.

    The driver has been released from custody and is to appear in Strathmore Provincial Court on charges of Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired, and Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Over the Legal Limit.

    In the press release, Chestermere RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Mark Wielgosz said that these kinds of collision are preventable and reminded the public to make advance plans to get home safely.

    In addition to being preventable, impaired driving collisions can lead to serious injuries or death.

    Police encourage everyone to call 911 and report suspected impaired drivers, when safe to do so. Police need a license plate number, description of both the vehicle and driver if possible, and the direction of travel.

    Wielgosz said in the release that Chestermere RCMP are committed to enforcing road safety in the city and will be focusing their efforts on distracted, impaired and aggressive drivers on city streets.

    Police will be utilizing roving check stops and enhanced road patrols throughout the year.