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Saturday , 25 September 2021

Bonnyville RCMP reminds Lakeland residents to drive safe this long weekend

It’s the 24th of May and we like to getaway. However, if you’re planning on drinking and driving this long weekend, you’ll be camping in the RCMP detachment.

Tomorrow, May 22, is the National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day and the Bonnyville RCMP will be hitting the streets to nab impaired drivers.

In 2020, approximately 20 per cent of all fatal motor vehicle collisions in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions involved impaired driving. Last year, the Alberta RCMP charged 40 motorists with impairment over the Victoria Day Long weekend alone.

Sgt. Kim Hillier is the Detachment Commander here in Bonnyville for the RCMP.

“Throughout the long weekend, the Bonnyville RCMP will be on the roads and focusing on impaired driving, fatigue while driving, distracted driving, and other driving behaviors,” Sgt. Hillier said. “We are looking forward to a safe long weekend for everyone in the Lakeland area.”

Stay safe and don’t drive under the influence, Sgt. Hillier added.

Lakeland Connect would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend. Arrive alive, don’t drink and drive.

Don’t let cheers turn into tears.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!