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Thursday , 5 August 2021
Cold Lake Victim Services is located inside the RCMP building, which has been closed to the public since mid-November.

RCMP apprehend impaired driver in Cold Lake after fleeing collision

Cold Lake police apprehended an impaired driver after a collision in the city on Friday night.

On October 25 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP received a call for a rear-end traffic collision in Cold Lake.

While on route, the officers received additional information that the driver of the suspect vehicle smelled strongly of alcohol, and had since left the scene of the accident.

The witness was able to provide officers with information as to where the suspect came to a stop and entered a home.

Officers attended the home and were able to apprehend the driver for impaired driving well over the legal limit and for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

Police did not release the suspect’s name or the changes from the incident.

RCMP would like to remind drivers that with the holiday season approaching to plan ahead.

“If you are planning on drinking – do not drive,” the press release said.

“By finding an alternative way home such as transit, cabs or a designated driver, you can help ensure that you and the people sharing the roads will get to their destination safely.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.