Expect More CHECKSTOPs on Canada Day

Calgary Police Service have publicly stated that residents should expect more police presence and a greater number of CHECKSTOPs on Calgary roads over the holidays.

Police have traditionally increased the number of officers on the road during public holidays. As a great number of families are partaking in festivities around the city, police are wary of drunk drivers who have taken the party a little too far.

If you’re out for the Canada Day long weekend, know your limit. Calgary Police will be out en-masse trying their best to assure the safety of Calgary roads. If you’ve had one too many, or if you even suspect that you’re too inebriated to drive, there are other services that will get you home.

How does Calgary Police Service police this?

CPS polices impaired driving through regular street enforcement and is one of the only municipalities in North America that has a CHECKSTOP program 52 weeks of the year.

CPS uses the Alco-Sensor FST as the approved screening device to detect the presence of alcohol and the Intoxilyzer 5000C as the instrument that provides the amount of alcohol in the person’s body.

Drug classification is established through an evaluation of a driver in accordance with the Drug Recognition Evaluation program. This initially includes a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and if necessary a full evaluation.

Charged with Canada Day DUI?

If you’ve been charged with a DUI over the holidays it’s very important that you contact a professional criminal defence lawyer in Calgary. Dunn Law Group has worked with Calgarian’s for years to ensure that their rights are observed. Contact us today.




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Posted on June 25th, 2013