Members of the Leduc Integrated Traffic Services Unit have arrested and charged a 22-year-old resident of Leduc with impaired driving in connection to a Friday morning traffic stop on the QEII highway.

On March 7, at approximately 1:30 a.m., an Alberta Sheriff observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 2 at 201 kilometres per hour near the town of Leduc. The sheriff stopped the vehicle and RCMP were deployed to the scene to assist.

While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, the sheriff observed signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the Leduc RCMP detachment for breath sample analysis. According to RCMP, the analysis confirmed the driver’s blood alcohol level was in excess of 0.24 mg.

"This was a very dangerous situation that put both the male and the public's safety at risk" says Cpl. Alex DaSilva of the Leduc Integrated Traffic Unit.

At the time of the traffic stop, sections of the QEII were icy and snow covered.

The unidentified driver, a 22-year-old male from Leduc, faces charges of:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Impaired Driving
  • Driving with a blood alcohol content over 80mg%

The driver is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court in April