January 15th, 2021

Police hold first Check Stop over weekend


By Herald on December 14, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Police Service held its first Christmas Check Stop of the campaign over the weekend.

Officers issued one impaired driving sanction under the new provincial impaired driving legislation that came into effect at the beginning of this month.

In addition, police say one driver refused to stop at the Check Stop and another was found to be a suspended driver.  There were also eight violation tickets (learner drive with no supervisor (2); expired licence plate; drivers licence not in possession (2); drive without subsisting licence (2); and cannabis within easy access.

The volume of traffic passing through the Check Stop was consistent with previous years.

While police say they are pleased to take dangerous drivers off the road and ensure a safer drive for everyone else, they are hoping the message gets out to everyone that drivers need to make alternate plans to get home if they have been consuming alcohol or drugs.

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