Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Man arrested, guns seized during Red Deer RCMP traffic investigation

A 41-year-old man is facing a number of charges after being found unresponsive at a Red Deer intersection earlier this week.

Around 4 a.m. on Monday, Red Deer RCMP officers were patrolling the city’s downtown, when they spotted a stationary vehicle at an intersection, despite the traffic light being green.

Officers found an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat and arrested him. In a subsequent search of the vehicle, police found two firearms, one of which was stolen from a local business in 2021, as well as prohibited ammunition and illicit drugs.

The Airdrie man is facing a number of charges, including two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, driving while prohibited and possession of a controlled substance.

He has been remanded into custody and is set to appear at Red Deer Provincial Court June 14.

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