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Bar break-in

Morinville RCMP responded to a commercial alarm at Shotgun Sally’s on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street Aug. 1 at approximately 3:56 a.m. On arrival, police observed entry had been gained through the back door of the business. No one was found inside of the premises. Extensive patrols were conducted in the area in the hopes of gaining additional evidence and potential witnesses. Police do not know is anything was stolen from the business. The investigation is ongoing.

Morinville RCMP are asking the public for help in solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

August is Impaired Driving Month

The Morinville RCMP and their enforcement partners will be cracking down on motorists during August in an attempt to curb the number of injuries and deaths that result from impaired driving.

Impaired driving continues to be a significant problem in Alberta and the RCMP will keep up its effort to get dangerous drivers off provincial roads. Impaired driving will not be tolerated. Albertans are warned that RCMP enforcement efforts are on high alert for anyone driving under the influence of liquor or drugs.

Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada with almost a third of all drivers in fatal collisions criminally impaired at the time of death. Drivers who choose to drive impaired face not only the possibility of killing themselves, their friends or someone else, but also very serious legal, financial, social and other consequences. If you drive impaired, your luck will run out – you will get caught. Even worse, you may be involved in a severe collision that harms someone you love.

Most casualty collisions involving alcohol occur on weekends. The most likely time period for these collisions, on any day of the week, is between 11 p.m and 3 a.m.

The Morinville RCMP are urging everyone, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians, to stand up and remind each other that drinking and driving is not acceptable.

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