Impaired drivers and vulnerable people a priority of city police

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Going into New Year’s, two items are of notable concern for city police -- the city’s most vulnerable suffering as a result of the cold, and impaired drivers taking to the streets. 

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Lookout for people out in the cold, police urge

With Prince Albert in the midst of extremely cold temperatures, Prince Albert Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in reporting vulnerable persons to the department.

“If you observe any person outside who appears to be in distress or may spark concerns for that person’s well being, please contact our department to ensure their safety,” a release by Sgt. Jason Stonechild reads.

“It is currently a priority for our members to attend these calls emergently due to the extreme cold and potential for serious harm for vulnerable persons.”


Zero tolerance for impaired drivers

Extra patrol members have been staffed throughout the holiday season in hopes of deterring impaired driving, Sgt. Jason Stonechild reported in a release on Sunday.

“There are options for persons to get a ride home,” he wrote, noting the city’s Ding In the New Year effort.

“Our members have adopted a zero tolerance with regards to impaired driving and we have dedicated resources to focus on road safety.

“The RID program requests citizens to pull over and call police if you see an impaired driver. Once received, our member will immediately attend your location in an attempt to locate the potential impaired driver.”

Click HERE for an article about various organizations’ efforts to deter impaired driving this holiday season. 

Organizations: Prince Albert Police Service

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