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Lethbridge woman arrested for dangerous & impaired driving in BC Kootenays

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A woman from Lethbridge is facing several charges after police in BC’s Elk Valley caught a person reportedly driving into oncoming traffic and swerving excessively.

Elk Valley RCMP and East Kootenay Traffic Services responded to three reports on Monday (July 7) of a person in a car driving erratically.

Mounties say officers eventually caught up with the woman and placed her under arrest.

She now faces a handful of charges including operating while impaired, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property.

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Police say luckily there were no injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. The Lethbridge woman’s name has not been released.

(Story credit to 2DayFM, MyEastKootenayNow.com)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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