Long weekend busy for Leduc County peace officers

May 19, 2015 – 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 15 to 18, Leduc County peace officers travelled roughly 5,508 kilometres and issued a total of 152 charges for violations such as speeding, distracted driving, seatbelt infractions and liquor violations. Officers issued a total of 40 warnings and two 24-hour suspensions.

“Leduc County Enforcement Services is committed to ensuring all residents and visitors are afforded a safe and enjoyable long weekend,” 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 months.”

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 or liquor violations, where applicable. These operations resulted in roughly 85 tickets being issued.

Peace officers observed a number of motorists travelling at excessive speeds over the course of the weekend, including a motorist travelling 160 kilometres per hour in a 100 km/h zone late Sunday evening.

Peace officers conducted a traffic stop after a driver crossed a double solid line, and discovered that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, had recently consumed marijuana and was driving with open liquor. The driver received a 24-hour suspension and was charged by RCMP for possession of a controlled substance.

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