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“During the month of January, the RCMP …conducted multiple roving and static check stops throughout the City of Grande Prairie and outlying rural areas,” writes Cst. Jamie Day.

More specifically, officers have managed to apprehend eight impaired drivers, implement eight 24 hour roadside suspensions in relation to alcohol, an additional four 24 hour roadside suspensions for drug use, and one incident of suspending a resident’s licence for 72 hours.

“Apprehending impaired drivers is always a top priority of the Integrated Traffic Units,” writes Cst. Day. “Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.”

Motorists are encouraged to call 911 from a hands free phone if they suspect they’re following an impaired driver.

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