Proactive patrols conducted on Canada Day long weekend

Leduc County peace officers issue 52 charges, 27 warnings

As people across the county celebrated Canada Day weekend, Leduc County peace officers conducted proactive patrols to keep residents and visitors safe.

Over the four-day period from June 29 to July 2, peace officers travelled 4,450 kilometres and issued a total of 52 charges and 27 warnings for speeding, liquor violations, improper passing and failing to stop at stop signs, among others.

As our communities celebrated the Canada Day long weekend, 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 four 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 143-kilometres-per-hour in a 90-kilometre-per-hour zone on Township Road 502 near 9th Street in Nisku.

Other speed-related charges included a motorist travelling on Airport Road at  116-kilometres-per-hour in the 70-kilometre-per-hour speed zone and a second motorist travelling 142-kilometres-per-hour in the 100-kilometre-per-hour speed zone on Highway 778 near Township Road 481. 

Additional charges laid included a 33-year-old male who was stopped for speeding and subsequently charged by the Devon RCMP for impaired driving and driving without insurance. Two 24-hour suspensions were issued for impaired driving over the weekend; one for marijuana consumption and one for alcohol consumption. 

In addition to patrolling the roads, Leduc County peace officers conducted a boat patrol at Wizard Lake on Canada Day and participated in the annual Canada Day Boat Parade. 

In 2017, peace offices issued 81 charges and 19 warnings over the same four-day period.