Sylvan Lake woman charged in impaired driving incident in Red Deer

A Sylvan Lake woman has been charged following an impaired driving incident that resulted in a number of near-collisions in Red Deer

  • Oct. 28, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Stuart Fullarton

Black Press

A Sylvan Lake woman has been charged following an impaired driving incident that resulted in a number of near-collisions in Red Deer last week.

Tamara Lynn Blair, 25, was arrested after RCMP in Red Deer observed a vehicle being driven in “an erratic manner” in the early hours of Oct. 16.

A black SUV was seen on 51 Ave. in Red Deer driving northbound on a southbound one-way street. When police attempted to pull the vehicle over, it sped up and continued at a high speed, narrowly missing a number of oncoming vehicles.

With the public’s safety in mind, police chose not to pursue the vehicle, and instead tracked it at a distance.

After entering the Glendale neighbourhood, it rolled when it struck a parked flatbed trailer.

Neither of its occupants — a female driver and a male passenger — were injured.

Blair has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired care or control of motor vehicle over .08, operate motor vehicle while disqualified and fail to stop/evade peace officer.

She’ll appear in the Red Deer Provincial Courthouse on Oct. 20.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Const. Ryan Kinney of the Red Deer RCMP detachment at 403-406-2300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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