Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police removed five impaired drivers from the road during a weekend traffic enforcement initiative.
In addition to the five Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) Fail for drinking and driving, the Traffic Response Unit (TRU) issued an IRS Warn and also charged one motorist for driving while suspended. There were 30 various tickets issued under the Traffic Safety Act, and one motorist was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
The enforcement project, which will continue on random weekends over the next few months, is aimed at providing safer roads for all users, allowing residents more peace and quiet and alleviating demands on Patrol members.
Public complaints about speeding, racing, stunting and loud vehicles have increased and the TRU hopes the highly visible police presence will help reduce these behaviours. Residents who have concerns about traffic issues in specific areas of the city, are asked to report them by calling 403-328-4444.
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