NT RCMP conduct traffic enforcement operation in Yellowknife and Enterprise

September 9, 2019
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

G Division Traffic Services, alongside law enforcement partners, ran two traffic stops in Yellowknife and Enterprise over the weekend, and issued multiple warnings and tickets to drivers.

Between September 7-8, 2019, G Division Traffic Services, with the City of Yellowknife Municipal Enforcement Division, the GNWT Department of Transportation and NT RCMP General Investigation Section participated in a multi-agency vehicle enforcement operation.

The traffic stops were set up at the intersection of Highway 3 and 4 in Yellowknife, and at the intersection of Highway 1 and 2 in Enterprise.

A total of 74 warnings were issued, and six 24-hour suspensions were given. One driver was arrested for alcohol-impairment and received a 90-day driving suspension.

RCMP members also seized open liquor from two vehicles and marijuana stored improperly in three motor vehicles.

In Enterprise, one driver failed a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) and received a 30-day driving suspension.

Overall, a total of 13 violation tickets were issued.

They also educated a few drivers who were transporting improperly stored firearms in their vehicles.

As part of the operations, RCMP members also patrolled the boat launches along Ingraham Trail in Yellowknife and left over 50 proactive patrol cards on vehicles, which identifies police were in the area.

"It was a very busy weekend, and the public was very positive and showing appreciation of our work" states Cst Steve Beck. "We want to remind all road users that traffic safety is a shared responsibility. We ask drivers to stay focused on the road, follow all traffic control signs and travel at the posted speed limit."

NT RCMP want to thank their partners for this successful traffic enforcement operation.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: "nwtnutips" plus your message to 274637.


Contact information

Julie Plourde
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765-3712

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