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Mayor and RCMP hold positive check-stop on College Drive

Motorists on College Drive had a sweet surprise on Wednesday afternoon.

Lloydminster mayor Gerald Aalbers, along with a team from the Lloydminster RCMP and municipal peace officers, set up a check-stop along College Drive during the afternoon. Southbound drivers were directed into the parking lot of Fire Station #2, and spoke with officers from the local detachment.

As each driver was cleared by the officers, they would then be cleared out of the stop, receiving a candy from the mayor on their way back to the road.

Aalbers said the stop was intended to send a positive message.

“That’s the intention of today,” said Aalbers.

“A check stop can be a positive message, because we know that hopefully, at the end of the day, everybody is going to get home safe, and nobody is out drinking and driving.”

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Aalbers also indicated he wanted children to get a positive image for the police from the stop.

“We want to make this a positive experience, and help lead people,” said Aalbers.

“The candy canes are as much for the kids. If we get a carload of kids, I hope they go away with a positive image of being pulled over by a police officer, because most people don’t get pulled over, and when that happens, it’s kind of a positive thing.”

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