File Number: N/A
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Ice Road Traffic Blitz
Between Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 the Wood Buffalo RCMP along with other law enforcement partners conducted a traffic operation on Secondary Highway 965 between Fort McMurray, Alberta and La Loche Saskatchewan. This road is only open in the winter months and is frequently used. Several RCMP detachments joined together to contribute to this operation including Wood Buffalo RCMP plus Saskatchewan RCMP Detachments from La Loche, Swift Current and North Battleford. Other law enforcement partners included the Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. Members of the operation were out conducting roving traffic enforcement.
The Alberta RCMP results of the traffic enforcement initiative included checking approximately 300 vehicles which resulted in the following; 1 Impaired Driving offence, 1 Firearms offence, 1 charge under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act , 1 charge of Breach of Conditions, 2 Outstanding Warrants executed, a 24 Hour Suspension issued, 23 tickets under the Traffic Safety Act issued for different offences, and 4 vehicles were towed for various issues.
After checking approximately 180 vehicles, the Saskatchewan RCMP patrols resulted in the following; 1 Refusal charge, 10 charges under the Alcohol Gaming Regulations Act, 7 tickets issued under the Traffic Safety Act , 11 various Criminal Code charges, 3 Outstanding Warrants executed, a 24 Hour Suspension issued, and 1 vehicle impounded.
RCMP would like to remind motorists that although ice roads are temporary the rules of the road and the highway traffic act still apply.
If you have information about this, or any other investigation(s), please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com,or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Sgt. Craig Cleary
RCMP ‘F’ Division Communications Unit