By Lethbridge Herald on December 15, 2020.
The Lethbridge Police Service held its first Christmas Check Stop of the campaign on Saturday.
The volume of traffic passing through the Check Stop was consistent with previous years, LPS said in a news release. Officers issued one impaired-driving sanction under the new provincial impaired-driving legislation that came into effect on Dec. 1.
In addition, 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 (two); expired licence plate; driver’s licence not in possession (two); drive without subsisting licence (two); and cannabis within easy access.
While LPS is pleased to take dangerous drivers off the road and ensure a safer drive for everyone else, it is hoping the message gets out to everyone, and drivers will make alternate plans to get home if they have been consuming alcohol or drugs.