Proactive patrols focus for Leduc County peace officers

Aug. 4, 2015 – Leduc County Enforcement Services conducted proactive patrols this August long weekend, in an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable weekend for residents and visitors.

Over the four-day period from July 31 to August 3, Leduc County peace officers traveled roughly 4,178 kilometres and issued a total of 79 charges for violations such as speeding, seatbelt infractions and liquor violations. Officers issued a total of 32 warnings and one 24-hour suspension.

“Leduc County Enforcement Services is committed to promoting and maintaining safety in Leduc County and we are pleased to see violations have decreased over last year,” says Clarence Nelson, director of Enforcement Services. “We thank the public for their compliance on local roadways and for keeping safety in mind over the long weekend.”

Leduc County Enforcement Services issued a total of 101 charges and 64 warnings over the August long weekend in 2014.

Peace officers observed a number of motorists travelling at excessive speeds over the course of the weekend, including a motorist travelling 143 kilometres per hour in an 80 km/h zone around 10 p.m. Friday on Range Road 260 near Township Road 510.

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