Battlefords traffic enforcement week checks more than 500 vehicles

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Over the week of May 12 to 20, Battlefords RCMP took part in the National Impaired Driving Week enforcement campaign.

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RCMP report that during this week of enforcement to draw attention to impaired driving, two SGI check stops were conducted at peak times in the Battlefords Detachment area. As a result of this and other work there were more than 500 vehicles stopped and checks made on drivers.

The net result of charges under the Criminal Code and Traffic Safety Act were 207 charges. 

There were 14 investigations into impaired driving, of which two resulted in two persons being charged for impaired driving by alcohol, and a number of driving suspensions. 

An additional four charges for other driving offences were laid under the Criminal Code.  The remaining 199 charges were laid under the Traffic Safety Act, with the majority for speeding and distracted driving.

Battlefords RCMP remains committed to ensuring safe roadways, working with all partner agencies on enforcement and education initiatives.

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