On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, Alberta RCMP removed 48 impaired drivers from our provincial roadways during National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. In participation of the Canada-wide initiative, and in an effort to promote safe, sober driving, members patrolled the highways targeting motorists under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Of the 48 impaired motorists, 26 drivers received Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) FAILs, 10 received IRS WARNs, and one refused to provide a roadside sample. As well, seven drivers holding GDL licences were issued suspensions and vehicle seizures due to having blood alcohol concentrations greater than zero; four of these individuals received suspensions for drug impairment.
National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day notable events:
Sundre, AB – In addition to immediate provincial sanctions, a 38-year-old male also received Criminal Code impaired driving charges as he was travelling with a six-year-old boy.
Airdrie, AB – A 28-year-old female not only received provincial sanctions, but also Criminal Code charges as she was driving impaired with three passengers five-years-old and younger.
Canmore, AB – A file involving a 42-year-old male commercial vehicle driver also proceeded with Criminal Code charges as he was travelling with his 7-year-old daughter at the time.
Thanks to the efforts of Alberta RCMP this past weekend, our highways and city streets were safer for all road users. For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.