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Street Machine weekend wraps up with fewer tickets than last year

Lethbridge Police and Alberta Sheriffs issued 61 traffic and liquor violations during the 2019 Street Machine Weekend.

The most prevalent offences were speeding, stunting and equipment violations – consistent with previous years. In addition, police laid several impaired driving charges.

Comparatively, in 2018 there were 179 tickets handed out.

Police investigating assault

Lethbridge Police are investigating an incident where a 42-year-old woman was assaulted.

On July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:51 p.m. EMS responded to a report of a woman with head injuries who was located in the southwest corner of Galt Gardens by security personnel. She was transported to hospital in critical condition. As the injuries were consistent with an assault, police were subsequently contacted.

Police have interviewed several persons of interest and the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Davis announces resignation

City Council and the Lethbridge Police Commission were notified today that Rob Davis has resigned as Lethbridge Police Chief to pursue a new position as the Chief of Police in Brantford, Ontario, Davis' home province.

Davis has been serving as Police Chief in Lethbridge since January 5th, 2015, and was hired by the nine-member Lethbridge Police Commission, which provides civilian oversight to the police service.