Sylvan Lake RCMP have laid a charge against a former Innisfail town councillor after an alleged altercation at a rally.
On Feb. 3, RCMP were monitoring a Freedom Convoy rally travelling from Eckville to Sylvan Lake. As the convoy travelled through Sylvan Lake, a pickup pulled in front, blocking the convoy.
The lead participant of the convoy approached the driver of the pickup and an alleged altercation ensued. As a result of an investigation into the incident, RCMP have charged the lead participant of the convoy, Glen Daniel Carritt, 56, of Innisfail, with assault and mischief.
Carritt, who was a mayoral candidate for Innisfail in the last municipal election, has been released for an appearance on May 18 at Red Deer Provincial Court.
Additional provincial charges were laid including a charge for failing to yield to pedestrian under the Rules of the Road Regulation to the driver of the vehicle which blocked the convoy.
The Alberta RCMP ask that motorists and pedestrians remain calm and obey all laws when encountering any type of protest. Confronting people and committing unsafe acts only serve to further inflame the situation.
Individuals are asked to drive slowly, with increased caution and patience.