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Results from holiday impaired enforcement

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Drumheller RCMP launched an Alberta Checkstop Operation for the month of December 2022 as part of Public and Traffic Safety.
The operation involved several members and partner agencies establishing stationary checkstops and conducting roving patrols for the purpose of actively seeking out impaired drivers.
“Traffic and impaired driving enforcement is key to public safety,” stated Drumheller RCMP Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Rob Harms. “Although the results of this operation show that most motorists were compliant and not drinking and driving, the results also demonstrated that several drivers operate vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. The police operation is considered a success, and detection and enforcement of impaired drivers will continue.”
In addition to roving patrols, a total of eight checkstops were held throughout December where 336 vehicles and drivers were subject to alcohol screening.
A total of six drivers were removed from the road ways for impaired driving or related interventions - two drivers for impairment, two drivers for refusing to provide a breath sample, one driver received a warning, and one driver received a 24-hour suspension.
All drivers were subject to Immediate Roadside Sanctions including immediate suspension of their drivers licences. In addition, three traffic tickets were issued and a total of seven vehicles were towed and seized.


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