Proactive patrols conducted on Heritage Day long weekend

While communities across Leduc County celebrated Alberta's heritage this weekend, Leduc County peace officers conducted proactive patrols to keep residents and visitors safe.

Over the four-day period from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, peace officers travelled a total of 2,745 kilometres and issued 50 charges and 18 warnings for speeding, liquor violations, improper passing, failing to stop at stop signs, and other infractions.

As Leduc County residents and visitors celebrated the Heritage Day long weekend, our experienced and dedicated peace officers continued to patrol roadways in the area to ensure that motorists could get where they were going safely.

Clarence Nelson, Director of Enforcement Services

Three motorists were charged with speeding at more than 30 kilometres per hour above the posted speed limit, including one driver with a child in the vehicle who was caught passing another motorist at 109 kilometres per hour in a 50-kilometre-per-hour zone on Highway 622.

The second motorist was travelling 95 kilometres per hour in a 60-kilometre-per-hour zone on Highway 625 in Nisku, and another was travelling 126 kilometres per hour in a 90-kilometres-per-hour zone on Range Road 263.

As part of its proactive operations, Leduc County peace officers also conducted a boat patrol at Wizard Lake on Sunday, Aug. 6 which resulted in eight boat checks and three charges under the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act.

In 2016, peace officers issued 75 charges and 34 warnings over the same four-day period.