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North Okanagan woman previously involved in fatal crash fined $2K for new drunk driving charges

2020/08/22|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Info News.ca August 22, 2020 A Coldstream woman who had careless driving charges against her dropped following a crash that killed a four-year-old girl in Calgary, has been fined $2,000 for drunk driving in Vernon. At the Vernon courthouse Aug. 21, Tanis Sunnie Lambert, born 1978, was fined $2,000 and banned from driving for one [...]

EDMONTON POLICE OFFICER SUSPENDED FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING

2020/08/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV News Edmonton August 22nd 2020 An Edmonton police constable has received a 60-hour work suspension without pay for drinking and driving off-the-job. In October, Roxanne Heppner pleaded guilty to one count of impaired care and control of a motor vehicle, and was slapped with a $1,000 fine, a $300 victim surcharge and one year [...]

MADD hopes image hits home

2020/08/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Lethbridge Herald August 1, 2020 Lethbridge residents will get a visceral reminder of the costs of drinking and driving as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving crashed car impaired driving initiative goes on display in various areas of the community throughout the month of August. The display recreates an accident scene with an overturned and wrecked [...]

Smashed-up car in Penhold to serve as a reminder about impaired driving this long weekend

2020/07/31|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Lacombe Online July 31, 2020 RCMP and Peace Officers wants to make sure you're being safe and sober while you drive, and Officers in Penhold are putting together a display in their town to draw more attention to the dangers of impaired driving. Donated by a local towing company, the smashed up vehicle will be along the [...]

MADD continues its new impaired driving initiative

2020/07/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

My Grande Prairie Now July 20, 2020 The crashed vehicle bearing the Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s grim reminder to drivers has been moved to its second location around Grande Prairie. Positioned next to 100 Avenue and 120 Street, the aim of the location is to catch the eyes of more drivers entering the city. The [...]

MADD launches eye-catching new impaired driving awareness initiative

2020/06/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Grande Prairie Now June 22, 2020 For once, rubbernecking to check out the scene of a crash is being encouraged. MADD Grande Prairie and its partners have stationed a wrecked vehicle near Highway 43 and Range Road 51 in the hopes of reminding people not to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. With the [...]

Stiffer, quicker penalties proposed for drunk driving

2020/06/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Gazette June 6, 2020 A proposed provincial law would crank up fines for drunk driving and make it easier for first-time offenders to avoid jail – steps analysts say could make the streets safer for everyone. The province passed first reading of the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act June 4. Right now, any driver caught with [...]

Impaired drivers could be suspended, fined rather than charged under proposed Alberta law

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News June 5, 2020 The Alberta government wants to adopt a new way of penalizing impaired drivers that would keep people who have committed less serious offences out of court. Should the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act pass the legislature, police who encounter an impaired driver could opt to avoid laying criminal charges. Drivers dealt with through [...]

Some first-time drunk drivers in Alberta won’t get criminal record under new proposed rules

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Calgary Herald June 5, 2020 The Alberta government is proposing new penalties for impaired drivers but first-time offenders could avoid a criminal change if newly tabled legislation becomes law. Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, which received first reading in the legislative assembly on Thursday, would grant police the ability to give first-time offenders [...]

Impaired drivers face ‘quick’ justice

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Red Deer Advocate June 5, 2020   Quicker and stiffer penalties for first-time impaired drivers will make Alberta roads safer, says the head of MADD Canada. Under Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, first-time impaired drivers will not be charged with a criminal offence, but will face a new $1,000 fine, have their cars [...]