On December 8, St. Albert RCMP teamed up with St. Albert Municipal Enforcement and Alberta Sheriffs-Highway Patrol to conduct several checkstops throughout the city.
Around 250 drivers were screened throughout the evening, with four drivers being taken off the road for impaired driving. Police also found one suspended driver, and another driver with outstanding warrants.
Numerous other violation tickets were issued for a variety of offences, including burnt out taillights, to having cannabis and alcohol within reach of the vehicle’s occupants.
“Four impaired drivers may seem like a small number; however, one is still too many,” said Corporal Curtis Harsulla with St. Albert RCMP. “The consequences of losing your license and vehicle through a suspension are minor compared to the potential consequences of serious harm or death, if a driver makes the choice to drive impaired.”
Officers in St. Albert plan to do more checkstops throughout the holiday season.