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Leduc RCMP Respond to a Break and Enter at Val Mart in Leduc, 

    Leduc RCMP Respond to a Break and Enter at Val Mart in Leduc on December 25th, 2013 at approximately 11:48 A.M., the Leduc RCMP  were dispatched to the City Centre Mall in Leduc because of a large  hole in the wall near the Val Mart location.  
    Leduc RCMP immediately responded to the call and conducted a thorough search of the Val Mart store. During the course of the investigation, Leduc RCMP learned that a lone male suspect entered the store earlier in the morning and was seen exiting the building at approximately 8:00 A.M., with an undisclosed amount of cigarettes.  The suspect was last seen heading North Bound on 50th street in a white Dodge Caravan.
      At this time, the Leduc RCMP are still investigating this incident and would like to ask the public to notify them if you have information about this Break and Enter. Please contact your local RCMP Detachment at 780-980-7200, 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 [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca].  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.
December 16th, to December 30th, 2013
Leduc RCMP Receive a High Volume of Traffic Collision Calls for December.
    From December 16th, to December 23rd, 2013, the Leduc RCMP, Leduc Integrated Traffic Services Unit and the Leduc City Peace Officers have responded to more than 94 Motor Vehicle Collision Calls (56 Rural and 38 Municipal), and 20 impaired related calls for the same period (10 Rural and 10 Municipal).
The Leduc RCMP would like to remind motorists that December is Impaired Driver Awareness month.
How many people are killed or injured in collisions involving drinking drivers? 
    From 2005 to 2009, on average each year over 115 people were killed and over 1800 people were injured in collisions involving at least one driver who had consumed alcohol prior to the crash. Specifically, in 2009, 112 people were killed and 1473 were injured. 
How big of an issue is drug impaired driving?
    A recent Canadian study of alcohol and drug use among drivers found that drug use in nighttime drivers exceeded that of alcohol use.
How many drinks does it take to be impaired?
Impairment begins with the first drink. The effects of alcoholic drinks vary greatly because the rate of absorption and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) attained vary from person to person due to factors such as weight, amount of fat tissue, and stomach contents.
Is beer or wine less impairing than hard liquor?
    Impairment is not determined by the type of drink but rather by the amount of alcohol ingested over a specific period of time. There is a similar amount of alcohol in such standard drinks as a 12-ounce glass of beer, a 4-ounce glass of wine, and 1.25 ounces of 80-proof liquor.
What happens if you refuse to comply with a lawful demand made by a Peace Officer?
    Refusing to comply with a lawful demand can result in a Criminal Code charge under section 254 of the Criminal Code. A lawful demand includes a demand for breath, both at the roadside and for a Breathalyzer test, a demand for blood sample, a demand for physical coordination tests, and a demand for a drug evaluation.
What is the Mandatory Ignition Interlock Program?
    Drivers who are convicted of having twice the legal limit or higher of alcohol in their bloodstreams will be required to attach alcohol sensors to their vehicle ignitions before they are allowed to drive again. This program will also apply to drivers convicted of refusing to provide a breath or blood sample as well as repeat offenders over the past 10 years.
How are drug-impaired drivers determined?
    Drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of drug impairment may be asked to complete the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), which check for divided attention impairment. These tests help give an officer the reasonable and probable grounds to then ask for a drug recognition investigation.
Where can I find more information about impaired driving in Alberta?
    Additional information and resources can be found on the Safe-roads website at: http://www.saferoads.com/drivers/impaired.html. Additional information can be found at:
http://www.aadac.com/default.asp and http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/KnowledgeCentre/OurPublications/Pages/FAQsandFactSheets.aspx

Two Vehicle Head-On Collision On Highway 2A Sends 2 People to Hospital.
    On January 1st, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Leduc RCMP Rural Members, assisted by Leduc Municipal RCMP and Leduc Integrated Traffic Services responded to a 911 call of a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 2A near Township road 483, South of Leduc Alberta.
    Leduc RCMP and Leduc EMS immediately responded to the call.  Witnesses stated that a silver Toyota Highlander was heading south bound on highway 2A and crossed over the centre line striking a red Toyota Matrix that was travelling north bound. The driver of the Toyota Matrix, a 31 year old female from Wetaskiwin Alberta, was airlifted by Stars Air Ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital in serious but stable condition. The driver of the Toyota Highlander, a 62 year old man from Edmonton Alberta, was sent to the Leduc hospital Via ground Ambulance with minor injuries.
    Leduc RCMP advised that the section of Highway 2A – between Township road 484 and SH 616 was closed and traffic was diverted for a few hours while the scene was being investigated by a collision Analyst. Leduc RCMP noted that the cause of the collision is still under investigation but believe alcohol was a factor in the collision. Names of those involved in the collision are not being released at this time.

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