Crime & Police

Alberta RCMP focused on impaired drivers over long weekend

Alberta RCMP are expecting current public health restrictions to result in less traffic on Alberta’s roadways over the Victoria Day long weekend. However, it will not slow them down in looking for impaired drivers over the weekend. […]

Province

New legislation on impaired driving starts Dec. 1

Police will be able to administer stricter impaired driving penalties on the road starting Dec. 1, and first-time impaired drivers will be handled outside of court quicker through SafeRoads Alberta. 
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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Mock collision an important high school event – even when cancelled by rain

Sirens screamed through the streets behind Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wednesday morning. Police, paramedics, and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of one teenager, sent another to the hospital and saw a third charged with impaired driving. […]

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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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: August is Impaired Driving Awareness Month

If the police determine your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired by alcohol or drugs, even if your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is below .08, you can be charged criminally with impaired driving. […]

Morinville News

RCMP report reduction in serious traffic incidents over holidays

Traffic fatalities, injuries and damage to property were down between Dec. 23, 2015 and Jan. 3, 2016 compared to the same holiday period of 2014.

Provincial holiday traffic statistics released by the RCMP Jan. 5 show there was one traffic fatality and 95 motor vehicle-related injuries during the period as well as 1204 instances of damaged property. […]

Local News

One-day check stop nabs 153 impaired drivers

RCMP released numbers from their Dec. 4 province-wide check-stop blitz Thursday. Police say results indicate drivers are still getting behind the wheel when they are in no shape to drive. RCMP conducted check-stop operations in 259 locations within local RCMP jurisdictions and on Alberta highways Dec. 4, stopping more than 20,500 vehicles. […]

Local News

December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month

“Know the limit – Know your limit” is the message Morinville RCMP are unveiling this month as they remind residents impaired driving is a crime and will be treated as such. The Detachment, in conjunction with the Alberta Traffic Safety Action Plan, will be focusing attention on impaired driving this month. […]

Local News

Police looking for impaired drivers this month

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. Each month, 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 is vigilant about year round. […]

Local News

Collision scenario drives impaired driving message home [VIDEO]

Sirens screamed through the streets behind Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wednesday morning. Police, paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of one teenager, sent another to the hospital, and saw a third charged with impaired driving. Then everyone took off the theatrical makeup and went back to class. […]