Checkstop yields charges

An inter-agency checkstop of about 500 vehicles yielded a litany of charges ranging from possession of marijuana to refusing to provide a breath sample to a loaded firearm in the vehicle.

  • Mar. 26, 2014 2:34 p.m.

An inter-agency checkstop of about 500 vehicles yielded a litany of charges ranging from possession of marijuana to refusing to provide a breath sample to a loaded firearm in the vehicle.

On Saturday, in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, members of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP detachment, Town of Rocky Mountain House Peace Office, Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers and Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers joined together to conduct several checkstops around Rocky Mountain House and the Caroline area.

During this joint enforcement effort, officers concentrated on impaired driving charges as well as being on the lookout for other Criminal Code and provincial offences.

Of the 500 vehicles that were checked, several charges, tickets and tows occurred including:

• One impaired driving/refusing to provide breath sample charge

• One driver suspended under the Criminal Code

• One 30-day graduated driver’s licence suspension for consuming liquor

• Two possession of marijuana under 30 grams charges

• One breach of probation

• One loaded firearm in a vehicle

• 11 violation tickets for offences under the Traffic Safety Act and related regulations

• Two tickets for driving without insurance

• Seven tickets for Gaming and Liquor Act offences

• 12 equipment violations

• Two vehicles towed

• One written warning

• About 30 verbal warnings

More joint checkstops are planned for the future and police remind people to not drink and drive.

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