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Local RCMP charge 12 for impaired driving

Lloydminster RCMP are saying that 12 people were charged for impaired driving during December. Those on the Saskatchewan side face Criminal Code charges, while on the Alberta side of the city the penalty involves immediate roadside sanctions including fines and driver’s licence suspension. The preliminary data comes as SGI is detailing overall stats in Saskatchewan for the holidays.

The provincial insurer says police reported 361 impaired driving offences, 275 of which were Criminal Code charges.

Other results from the December Traffic Safety Spotlight included:

  • 418 distracted driving tickets (including 346 for cellphone use)
  • 2,975 tickets for aggressive driving and speeding; and
  • 177 tickets for seatbelts and child restraint being used incorrectly or not at all.

SGI says the January Traffic Safety Spotlight is intersection safety and the travelling public can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more useful safety tips.

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