Alberta RCMP continue to investigate the activities which occurred at the Coutts border protest and further charges have been laid.
On Feb. 14, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., officers were monitoring traffic at a check stop when they noted a large commercial vehicle pull to the side of the road and stop. After a short period of time, the vehicle accelerated and drove at officers who had to run out of the way to avoid getting hit.
James Edward Sowery (36) of Flagstaff County, Alta., was arrested and charged with:
· Assault with a weapon
· Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
James Sowery was released on an undertaking with conditions and will appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on March 28, 2022.
On Feb. 1, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., officers were monitoring a check stop when they noted a large pick-up approaching. The female driver initially stopped but then proceeded to drive through the blockade. She drove southbound in the northbound lane and a short time later was involved in a head on collision.
Joanne Lynne Person (62) of Coutts, Alta., was arrested and has been charged with:
·Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
Joanne Person was released on an appearance notice and will appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on March 23.