This past Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, the Alberta RCMP participated in National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day by carrying out traffic safety enforcement initiatives and check stops across the province, removing 77 impaired drivers from the roadways.
Of the impaired motorists, 44 drivers were over the legal limit or refused to provide breath samples and received Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) - FAIL. Fifteen drivers provided breath samples that were in the range to receive IRS - WARN. Sixteen GDL drivers provided breath samples that had alcohol in their system, contrary to the zero tolerance law and were issued IRS - NOVICE. As well, two drivers received 24-hour suspensions due to drug impairment or fatigue.
The Alberta RCMP is dedicated to keeping our province's streets and highways safe not just on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, but every day. To all those choosing to drive sober this #SeasonForCaring, thank you. With your help, Albertans are able to get home safely to their loved ones this holiday.
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