RCMP Redcliff: Impaired Driving Investigation – Trans Canada Highway

Cypress County, Alberta – On August 29, 2014 at approximately 7:00pm, members of the Redcliff RCMP detachment were conducting traffic safety enforcement on highway 1 near Suffield, Alberta. A minivan was stopped after it was recorded traveling 149 kilometres per hour east bound on highway 1. During the investigation the member determined the driver was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for impaired driving. 6 children between the ages of 8 months and 9 years were also in the vehicle, including one unrestrained in the rear of the van. Charges of impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08, and criminal negligence are pending against the 21 year old driver from Saskatchewan. The RCMP and Child and Family Services continue to investigate.