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911 callers in Lethbridge report driver, seemingly asleep at the wheel

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Charges have been laid against two people after 911 calls claimed someone asleep at the wheel crashed into a parked vehicle.

Lethbridge Police say they got multiple calls just before 1pm on Monday reporting a vehicle collided with another that was parked at the Centre Village Mall along 2A Ave North.

Callers say it appeared two occupants in the suspect vehicle were asleep.

Police conducted a traffic stop and found fentanyl, cocaine, more than a dozen unknown prescription pills, three knives, pepper spray and a collapsible baton.

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44 year old Rober McPherson of Lethbridge has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, six counts of failure to comply with undertaking conditions, and failure to comply with a release order. He was also issued tickets for several traffic violations and was released for a scheduled court appearance on Dec. 9. 2021.

Meanwhile, 39 year old Taren Dalrymple of Coaldale was charged with three counts of failure to comply with undertaking conditions and was released for a scheduled court appearance on Dec. 2, 2021.

No one was injured and police are thanking members of the public for their help in reporting the collision.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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