Hinton RCMP conduct May long weekend multi-agency initiative shows results

Hinton, Alberta — Between May 21-24, 2021, the Hinton RCMP conducted a May Long Weekend multi-agency initiative to conduct enforcement and to ensure the public enjoyed a safe holiday weekend. This joint forces operation focused on ensuring traffic safety on the highways, appropriate recreational use of Crown land in popular visitor areas, and to prevent impaired driving.

This initiative was conducted by the Hinton RCMP, Canadian National Railway Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Edson Integrated Traffic Unit, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Conservation, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Town of Hinton and Yellowhead County Peace Officers.

Traffic Services
(RCMP) Traffic Services

Over the course of the weekend officers issued:

· 193 violation notices for traffic safety and other provincial offences

· 46 warnings

· 1 impaired driving suspension

This operation focused on an enhanced presence of integrated law enforcement teams in the Hinton, Brule and Cadomin, Alta., areas—ensuring a safer weekend for all. In total, over 1053 contacts were made with the public and the presence of these integrated teams contributed to ensuring the general public was able to safely enjoy all the beauty Hinton and its surrounding areas has to offer.

“The participation and collaborative partnership of all agencies involved allowed for education, enforcement and a proactive presence in known popular holiday areas,” says Sgt. Graham Gurski, of Hinton Detachment. “The RCMP would like to thank all partner agencies involved in making this initiative a success.”

Western Alberta District RCMP

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