On June 16, at approximately 3 a.m. Innisfail RCMP were patrolling on C&E trail in Red Deer County when a vehicle was observed with a burnt out taillight. 

An RCMP officer activated his emergency lights to signal the driver to pull over and stop.

Rather then stop, the driver accelerated and immediately lost control of the vehicle and rolled into the ditch.

RCMP called for assistance from Innisfail Fire and EMS to extricate the driver from his vehicle and to provide medical assistance. 

The driver was transported to the hospital and later released with minor injuries.  

An 18-year-old male resident of Innisfail has been charged with:

  • Failing to stop for a peace officer;
  • Impaired Driving Provincial administrative penalty.

The Driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.

“The Innisfail RCMP would like to remind citizens that if you choose to consume alcohol or other substances to plan ahead and have a safe ride home. The individual involved in this incident is facing several thousands of dollars in fines and impound fees plus the inconvenience of losing his licence for 30 days, “ said Staff Sgt Ian Ihme, Detachment Commander Innisfail RCMP. “While the dollar value of this incident is high; it could have been much worse. Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada – with an average of four people killed each day”.