Police Briefs: Police conduct roadside checks

On Oct. 9th, members of the Lacombe Police Service in conjunction with the Alberta Sheriff’s Department and RCMP conducted

  • Oct. 16, 2014 3:00 p.m.

On Oct. 9th, members of the Lacombe Police Service in conjunction with the Alberta Sheriff’s Department and RCMP conducted roadside check stops at various locations in Lacombe as part of the Enhanced Alberta Check Stop Program.

During this 10-hour period, a total of 700 vehicles were stopped.

One driver was issued a 24-hour vehicle driving suspension and had their vehicle seized. Another driver was issued a ticket for not having valid insurance.

A number of other violations and written warnings were also issued as part of the check stop

During this check stop, civilian employees of the Lacombe Police Service as well as MADD representatives also volunteered their time to speak to drivers and passengers of the vehicles to bring awareness to impaired driving, as well.

These volunteers were also handing out information packages which contained information on impaired driving.

The Enhanced Alberta Check Stop Program is a joint force operation between the Alberta Government and Alberta Police Services with funding from the province.

During these check stops officers are specifically dedicated to removing impaired drivers from Alberta roads.

This check stop saw far fewer major infractions than the one Lacombe Police Service and the Alberta Sheriff’s Department conducted on Sept. 26th where 800 vehicles were stopped and three drivers were issued 24-hour vehicle driving suspensions and had their vehicles seized.

That check stop also saw one driver arrested on an outstanding warrant and two drivers issued tickets for not having valid insurance.