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.