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Red Deer RCMP lay impaired driving charges during weekend checkstop

Red Deer RCMP’s traffic unit conducting multiple high-visibility check stops on Dec. 3 to identify and remove impaired drivers from the city’s roadways.

As a result of the check stops, 381 breath samples were obtained and 10 motorists were removed from the roadway for either contravening alcohol requirements of their licences or for failing roadside drug and alcohol screenings.

Four license suspensions were issued under the Immediate Roadside Sanctions Fail program for drivers having a blood alcohol concentration equal to or exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, or failing or refusing to provided a sample of their breath.

“These check stops are an important tool in removing dangerous drivers off our roadways,” said Red Deer RCMP Sgt. Michael Zufferli.

“This holiday season, we want to make sure everyone has a happy holiday by getting home safe.”

Officers and check stops will be placed throughout Red Deer from now into the New Year, placing extra focus on impaired drivers.

Red Deer RCMP encourages the public to report suspected impaired drivers.



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