Proactive patrols a success for Leduc County peace officers

Sept. 9, 2015 – Leduc County Enforcement Services conducted proactive patrols over the September long weekend in an effort to ensure residents and visitors have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Over the four-day period from September 4 to September 7, Leduc County peace officers travelled roughly 3,712 kilometres and issued a total of 91 charges for violations including speeding and intersection safety, among others. Officers also issued a total of 49 warnings and assisted citizens in the rescue of a Great Horned Owl that was injured on highway.

“There was a slight increase in charges laid this year over the September long weekend, after the recent August long weekend that saw a decrease over the previous year” said Clarence Nelson, Director of Enforcement Services. “Road safety is one of our top concerns and something we will continue to enforce to ensure that our roads and those using them are safe.”

Leduc County Enforcement Services issued a total of 56 charges and 33 warnings over the September 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 150 kilometres per hour in a 60 km/h zone in the Nisku Business Park on Friday at 4:20 p.m.

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