Leduc County peace officers busy over long weekend

161 charges laid, 47 warnings issued in long weekend traffic operations

May 21, 2014 – Leduc County Enforcement Services was out in full force over the May long weekend, patrolling area roadways and parks.

Over the four-day period from May 16 to 19, Leduc County peace officers travelled roughly 4,653 kilometres and issued a total of 161 charges for violations such as speeding, failure to stop at stop signs, illegal passing, liquor violations and trespassing. Officers issued a total of 47 warnings and one 24-hour suspension. Additionally, peace officers completed 19 patrols in local parks and conducted three boat checks.

“Our experienced and dedicated team of peace officers was busy this long weekend patrolling area roadways and parks to ensure a safe and enjoyable long weekend for all,” says Clarence Nelson, director of Enforcement Services. “We are pleased with the outcome of the long weekend’s operations and will continue our proactive efforts throughout the summer.”

Leduc County Enforcement Services conducted three separate traffic operations throughout the county over the weekend, checking for appropriate documents and driver’s licenses, as well as issuing traffic violations or liquor violations, where applicable.

During these operations, one driver was charged with illegal possession of liquor and was also found to be in possession of more than 30 grams of a controlled substance. This investigation was immediately turned over to Leduc RCMP.

An Edmonton driver was charged by Beaumont RCMP for having a blood alcohol concentration more than twice the legal limit after he was caught by Leduc County Enforcement Services to be travelling 185 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the northbound lane on Highway 814.

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