The August long weekend was the subject of a significant Joint Forces Operation between the Hanna RCMP, Oyen RCMP, Redcliff and Brooks RCMP Traffic Services, Redcliff and Morrin Sheriffs, Special Areas PO’s and Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
This encompassed the areas of Hanna and Oyen Detachments.
The Joint Forces Operation was to enhance public safety on the highways and waterways as well as ensure people were abiding by the established angling regulations over the course of the long weekend.
The Alberta Sheriffs made a huge contribution to this JFO as well as the RCMP Traffic Services.
This operation was a huge success 100 per cent due to the collaboration of all agencies involved.
The below is a summary of the statistics for the weekend: Three impaired driving charges (two by alcohol and one by drug); One assault and cause disturbance investigation; One obstruct peace officer charge (providing false information); One 911 call that turned out to be a misdial from intoxicated persons; One non-suspicious death investigation; One domestic relationship conflict investigation; One dangerous driving causing damage investigation; One non-injury collision: Two uttering threats investigations: One stolen license plate recovered.
A total of 293 speeding tickets were issued. This included speeding in construction zones.
Some of the top speeds were 195 km/h, 175 km/h and several 50+ over the speed limit charges.
The weekend also included: One distracted driver; 11 Operate without license or while suspended charges; 11 registration and/or insurance violations; Two stop sign violations; One seatbelt violation; Three liquor violations (boats); One improper life jacket violation; Four boat operator’s license and/or registration violations; Two exceed fish possession limit violations; One angling with more than one line in open water violation; Two dangerous goods violations for commercial vehicle; Three overweight violations for commercial vehicle; One pre-trip inspection violation (commercial) and one safety violation (commercial vehicle).