Proactive patrols conducted on Canada Day long weekend

As our communities celebrated Canada Day weekend, Leduc County peace officers conducted proactive patrols to keep residents and visitors safe.

Over the four-day period from June 30 to July 3, peace officers travelled 5,588 kilometres and issued a total of 81 charges and 19 warnings for speeding, liquor violations, improper passing, and failing to stop at stop signs, among others.

As our communities celebrated Canada 150, our dedicated peace officers continued to patrol area roadways to ensure residents and visitors could get where they were going safely.

Clarence Nelson, director of Enforcement Services

A total of five motorists were charged with speeding at more than 40 kilometres per hour above the posted speed limit, including one driver who was caught travelling at 86 kilometres per hour in a 30-kilometre-per-hour zone on Range Road 271 near Jubilee Park Campground.

Two motorists were found travelling on Glen Park Road at excessive speeds; one was travelling 151-kilometres-per-hour while the second was travelling 142-kilometres-per-hour in the 100-kilometre-per-hour speed zone.

As part of its proactive operations, Leduc County peace officers conducted a boat patrol at Wizard Lake on Canada Day and participated in the annual Canada Day Boat Parade. Peace officers also conducted a quad patrol in Strawberry Creek and recovered a stolen trailer near Beaumont.

In 2016, peace offices issued 52 charges and 32 warnings over the same four-day period.