29 impaired drivers arrested by Red Deer RCMP over Christmas season

The holiday season was particularly busy for Red Deer Mounties as they charged 29 people with impaired driving and investigated 44 other suspected impaired drivers.

From Dec. 3 to Jan. 4, members arrested 29 people with impaired driving through patrols and checkstops. Of the 29 charged 21 were male and eight were female.

One man was arrested for impaired driving after police located him trying to flee a collision. Four of the arrests were made because of public reports to the police. One driver faces impaired driving while under the influence of drugs.

“We continue to see an increase in the number of citizens calling to report impaired drivers, and RCMP thank the community for the active role they take in helping to keep our city streets safe,” said Sgt. Al Nickolson. “Red Deerians are making a clear statement they will no longer tolerate this dangerous behaviour in our community.”

Police responded to an additional 44 reports of suspected impaired drivers. In 10 of those instances, police located the vehicle and either determined the suspect was not impaired or issued a warning to the registered owner after locating the vehicle parked and unoccupied.

Checkstops and roving patrols operate throughout the year in search of impaired drivers.

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