Gateway Gazette

RCMP High River Impaired Driving Enforcement

 

The High River Detachment continues to keep impaired driving enforcement as a priority activity within the detachment area.

Over the January 23rd weekend, Police laid two impaired driving charges, and suspended 3 drivers licences for operating a motor vehicle resulting from a roadside demand.

One of the roadside suspensions applied to a driver with a Graduated Drivers Licence or GDL driver. Any persons holding a GDL licence is prohibited from having any alcohol in their system while driving and failing to follow these rules results in a 30 day licence suspension and a 7 day seizure of the vehicle they are operating. As well the GDL driver must re-apply for their licence, as it is destroyed by the Police as per Provincial Legislation.

The Police wish to remind all drivers that alcohol related driving infractions continue to be a priority and that this type of behavior can result in negative consequences.

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