Local News

Impaired Driving Awareness Month kicks off with province-wide check stop blitz

Local RCMP, Peace Officers, and the province are reminding motorists that December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month.

With friends and family travelling to social events and gatherings, many involving alcohol, police are encouraging the community to stand up and speak out against impaired driving before it happens. […]

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Local News

Impaired driving is RCMP focus for August

by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville RCMP will be focusing on impaired drivers during the month of August, part of the detachment’s ongoing efforts to keep area roads safe by participating with provincial sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies in following Alberta’s traffic safety calendar. Each month of the year, police have a particular traffic safety focus. In July police kept their eyes on occupant restraints, particularly drivers not wearing them. Although August’s focus is on impaired drivers due to increased traffic, it is something the detachment says it is always vigilant about…. […]

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Morinville News

More impaired drivers charged in and around Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Police have charged two more individuals with impaired driving over the weekend.

Police received a report around 5 a.m. Aug. 18 of a vehicle having gone off the road west of Morinville on Highway 642.. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: View from the academy – A new perspective on impaired drivers

By Stephen Dafoe

I watched a woman drink an entire bottle of wine by herself Monday night. Drink after drink she consumed the alcohol until the bottle was empty. She was still standings, and although her words were not overly slurred or her stride too wobbly, there was a certain cockiness in her that wasn’t there when the bottle was still corked… […]