Medicine Hat, Alberta – During the evening of July 28th and into the early morning hours of July 29th, 2017, the MHPS conducted an Alberta Enhanced Checkstop Program (EACP) at various locations around Medicine Hat. 1918 vehicles were checked resulting in:
- 1 person arrested and charged for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 0.08.
- 2 people received a 3-day licence suspension after they provided a breath sample resulting in blood alcohol between 50mg% and 100mg%.
- 6 Traffic Safety Act tickets were issued.
- 42 warnings were issued for Traffic Safety Act violations.
- 3 warnings were issued for Liquor Act violations.
As the City of Medicine Hat enjoys the Stampede weekend we’d like to remind motorists to choose alternative forms of transportation if you’ve been consuming alcohol and/or drugs. The MHPS continues to strive towards its goal of maintaining safe summer roads for residents to enjoy and the use of EACP Checkstops is one method of reaching this goal.
EACP Checkstops are funded by the Government of Alberta and used as a way to add additional police to the streets as needed, with the specific objective of targeting impaired drivers. MHPS will continue to partner with the Province of Alberta to conduct these Checktops throughout the year.
Police File 17-19919
Medicine Hat Police Service