Ex-commission member reserves plea

A former Red Deer police commission member and ex-president of Neighbourhood Watch reserved his plea on drunk driving charges when a lawyer appeared for him on Friday.

A former Red Deer police commission member and ex-president of Neighbourhood Watch reserved his plea on drunk driving charges when a lawyer appeared for him on Friday.

Ben Gershon Ordman, 41, returns to provincial court on Nov. 13 to enter pleas on refusing to provide a breath sample and impaired driving.

Ordman was charged on Sept. 11 in a rural area near Red Deer.

The accused didn’t appear in court but was represented by an agent for his lawyer John MacNaughton.

A suspect was stopped by RCMP after he was spotted driving a vehicle on railroad tracks.

Ordman was a citizen-at-large member of the police commission member in the 2004-05 period and was a Neighbourhood Watch official in 2004.

He also ran unsuccessfully for Red Deer city council in the 2004 municipal election.

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