Impaired holiday drivers keep police busy at night – RCMP Report

  • Dec. 29, 2010 6:00 a.m.

SGT. ROWLAND SCHMIDT

Stettler RCMP

IMPAIRED DRIVING

On Dec. 23, at about 8:45 p.m., a concerned resident reported that a driver had struck two vehicles along 62 Street in Stettler. Police investigated and detained an 18-year-old male from Big Valley. He was compelled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Jan. 13 to enter a plea to a charge of impaired driving.

On the same day, a 24-hour license suspension was levied against another driver who was stopped in Stettler and whose breath screening indicated an elevated level of alcohol in their blood.

On Dec. 24, around 3:15 a.m. police detained a driver for breath tests along 50 Avenue in Stettler. As a result, a 19-year-old female from Donalda was compelled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Jan. 13 to enter a plea to a charge of impaired driving.

On Dec. 25, at about 4 a.m., police investigated a vehicle stuck in a snow bank along 52 Avenue in Stettler. As a result, a 37-year-old male from Rocky Mountain House was detained for breath tests. He will appear in Stettler Provincial Court in February to enter a plea to a charge of refusing to provide breath samples.

CHECKSTOPS

The checkstops will continue in an effort to detect and remove drinking drivers from the streets and highways. Remember, always plan a safe ride home.

Anyone one with information that would assist police in solving crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com