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Friday , 28 January 2022

St. Paul traffic services takes part in National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

The RCMP has removed more impaired drivers from Alberta roads during a recent campaign.

According to an RCMP news release, “On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Alberta RCMP removed 91 impaired drivers from our provincial roadways during National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.”

The campaign was a Canada-wide initiative, and to promote safe, sober driving, members patrolled the highways targeting motorists under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Of the 91 impaired motorists, 47 drivers received Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) FAILs and 26 received IRS WARNs. As well, 14 drivers holding GDL licences were issued suspensions and vehicle seizures due to having blood alcohol concentrations greater than zero.

St. Paul traffic services took part in the campaign and held an enforcement and education check stop in collaboration with detachment members, St. Paul Community Peace Officers, and MADD Canada volunteers.

Of the 169 vehicles checked, one mandatory alcohol screening resulted in an impaired driver being removed from the road.
Candy canes, gift certificates, educational information, and RCMP thank you cards were distributed to sober drivers.

Arrive alive, don’t let cheers turn into tears. Don’t drink and drive.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green 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, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.