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New Impaired Legislation Paying off

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January 24, 2019 at 5:15 pm - Home, Local News
By Kael Clark

The Stony Plain/Spruce Grove RCMP have made a number of impaired driving arrests since the new mandatory alcohol screening legislation.

Since Dec. 18, 2018, RCMP have made 13 arrests for impaired driving, 9 of those under the new MAS legislation.

The failing drivers provided breath samples with blood alcohol concentrations ranging from the legal limit of 80 milligrams (mg) of alcohol per 100 milliliters (ml) of blood, to 180 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.

In one extreme case, on Jan. 20, police in Spruce Grove were at a collision scene, and while there RCMP members stopped a female driver as a result of a traffic infraction.

There was no suspicion of impairment but an MAS test was done and the female, who was transporting her children, blew more than 4 times the legal limit.

The police are reminding people that if you need to report a crime call your local police station or Crime-Stoppers.

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