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Don't drink and drive: RCMP plan Alberta-wide 'Checkstop Blitz' for Dec. 3

RCMP say they will be targeting impaired drivers in the weekend blitz.

Drivers in Alberta are being warned. A large-scale 'Checkpoint Blitz' is planned for Dec 3 across the province.

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Drivers in Alberta are being warned. A large-scale 'Checkpoint Blitz' is planned for Dec 3 across the province.

It's that time of year again. There will a large-scale Checkstop Blitz this weekend starting Saturday, Dec. 3 in Alberta.  

RCMP say they will be targeting impaired drivers. Those suspected of being under the influence who fail a sobriety test can face license suspension and/or criminal charges on the spot.

The checkstops will be mobile and will randomly move locations to ensure maximum coverage of the entire province.

"Having a CheckStop Blitz in early December provides a very visible reminder that the RCMP, with the help of the Alberta Sheriffs, will be out on the roads throughout the holiday season on the lookout for impaired drivers," said Insp. Steve Daley, acting officer-in-charge of Alberta RCMP Traffic Services, in a press release Thursday.  

Dec. 1 marks the start of National Safe Driving Week, with this blitz being part of the RCMP's National Impaired Driving Enforcement campaign.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, authorities say drivers can expect more police presence and an increase of checkstops on the roads starting this month.

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