The Lloydminster RCMP is reminding the public about liquor laws as they head out for the May long weekend.
Police say that they will be on the look out for offences such as consuming liquor in a public place, minors in possession, and liquor in a motor vehicle. All unlawfully-kept liquor will be seized, and violators could face fines of up to $360. Police also ask that you transport your alcohol in your trunk, or in a space designated for storage.
The RCMP also ask that you keep the following things in mind over the May long weekend:
– Plan a safe ride home or plan to stay – don’t drink and drive.
– Slow down, keep your distance and buckle up – make sure to arrive at your well deserved vacation
– Don’t push your limits on, or in, the water – remember life jackets save lives and alcohol and water don’t mix. Once you’re in trouble on the water it’s too late – put your life jacket on before you hit the water and leave it on.
– Back country travellers should be prepared, have set return plans, and let someone know exactly where they are headed and when they should be expected to return.
– Do not leave valuables in your vehicle or unattended on the beach.
– Be responsible with your liquor, both with consuming and transporting.
– Call 911 if you see an impaired driver and advise police of problem activity before it gets out of control.