Lethbridge Check-Stop Results in Four Impaired Driving Charges

Police also apprehended two suspended drivers, issued 26 Traffic tickets and arrested two people for resisting arrest.

The Christmas season is upon us and some folks still aren't getting the message not to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

Lethbridge Police charging four people with impaired driving during the kick-off to the 2018 Christmas Check Stop campaign last weekend.

Police also apprehended two suspended drivers, issued 26 Traffic Safety Act and Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act tickets, charged two people with resisting arrest and suspended two GDL drivers for consuming alcohol.

Police remind motorists that administrative penalties begin for drivers caught with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of over .05. At .05 drivers will face an immediate three-day license suspension and three-day vehicle seizure on a first offence.

The campaign, which includes enhanced efforts to target impaired drivers throughout the holiday season, will continue into the New Year. If you spot a suspected impaired driver call 911 immediately if it is safe and lawful to do so.
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