Police arrest male for breaching release conditions

Lethbridge Police have arrested a 62-year-old man for breaching the conditions of his release stemming from a previous charge of impaired driving causing death.

In June 2018 the male was charged by RCMP with impaired driving causing death in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision near Coalhurst. Since then he has failed to attend court several times.  On the evening of January 15, 2019 police located the subject at a local hotel where he was found in breach of his release conditions and arrested without incident.


The Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge Police Commission Public Complaints Director are receiving a significant volume of calls and currently has a large backlog of voicemails, emails and social media messages regarding the video of an officer and an injured deer.

ASIRT investigating incident involving injured deer

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating an incident involving the actions of a Lethbridge Police officer who used his service vehicle to euthanize an injured deer.

Late in the day on January 7, 2019 LPS was contacted by a local media agency after a citizen submitted a video that shows an on-duty officer using a police truck to drive over an injured deer along the 1600 block of Scenic Drive South in an effort to euthanize it.