Man accused in rampage charged with impaired driving

A Trochu man accused of going on a rampage after being fired from his job has pleaded guilty to impaired driving charges.

A Trochu man accused of going on a rampage after being fired from his job has pleaded guilty to impaired driving charges.

Chad Alain Frere, 38, pleaded guilty in Drumheller provincial court on Wednesday to driving while his blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit. He was fined $1,200 and is prohibited from driving for one year.

Frere was arrested in late June by Three Hills RCMP, who allege that members were held at bay for five hours by the former Trochu Motors employee who told relatives that he wanted to kill former co-workers.

Frere is to be tried in Drumheller provincial court on June 5 on charges arising from the standoff.

His mother is also before the courts, accused of barging through police lines in an attempt to come to her son’s aid during the alleged standoff.

Marie-Claire Frere, 60, returns to Drumheller provincial court on Dec. 5 to enter a plea on charges of obstructing police, failing to stop or resisting police and dangerous driving.

Just Posted

Former Humboldt Broncos player who survived bus crash hopes for spot on team

RED DEER, Alta. — A former Humboldt Broncos player whose back was… Continue reading

Man and dog dead after early morning house fire in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Officials say a man and a dog are dead… Continue reading

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

OTTAWA — The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against… Continue reading

May says Greens will work with any party that has a serious plan for the climate

OTTAWA — With three months until Canadians vote in the next federal… Continue reading

Joe Hittel rappels down 12 storey building in Red Deer – again

Eighty four year old Red Deerian was not afraid to rappel down… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: 5 casual summer dress styles

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Hotels face battle over whether to help US house migrants

DETROIT — There’s a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.… Continue reading

Thousands visit Illinois governor mansion after renovations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Thousands of people have visited the Illinois governor’s mansion… Continue reading

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

VANCOUVER — High school students in Canada may not be getting the… Continue reading

‘Us and them’: influence of Quebec anglos on decline with new Coalition government

MONTREAL — Last March, Quebec Premier Francois Legault made a mocking remark… Continue reading

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

VANCOUVER — Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how… Continue reading

Off Canada’s East Coast, a hunt to detect ‘beautiful’ great white sharks

HALIFAX — The great white sharks move torpedo-like through East Coast waters,… Continue reading

ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

NEW YORK — ESPN is reminding employees of the network’s policy to… Continue reading

Tentative agreement averts strike by Quebec provincial park employees

MONTREAL — A full-blown strike by employees at Quebec provincial parks that… Continue reading

Most Read