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Date: May 24, 2023Share

RCMP participate in National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

The kick off to summer starts with the May long weekend, but it also increases the risk of impaired driving. This past weekend, St Alberta RCMP Traffic Services and General Duty members participated in the National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. Approximately 162 vehicles were checked at five different check points, over a 14 hour period. Six Provincial Roadside Suspensions for Alcohol were issued during the check stops.

Cst. Shane Smith of St. Albert Traffic Services states, “It is a national enforcement campaign for the day, but St. Albert RCMP want citizens to practice safe, sober driving every day, all year. The target is ZERO impaired drivers on our roadways in order to make sure everyone gets home safe.”

Help save lives, do not operate a vehicle while impaired. If you plan on drinking alcohol or consuming drugs be responsible, have a plan for a sober driver. If you see a possible impaired driver, dial 9-1-1 to report them to police.

St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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