On December 21, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Chestermere Community Peace Officer conducted a traffic stop with a speeding vehicle on Chestermere Drive. Suspicion of impairment was immediately established upon contact with the driver.  He was turned over to the Chestermere RCMP to continue with an impaired driving investigation, which found him to be 2.5 times the legal limit. The vehicle involved was also found to have a stolen license plate attached. The driver, a 22-year-old Calgary resident, was issued an administrative driving suspension and is to appear in Strathmore Provincial Court on charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operation of a Motor Vehicle while over .08, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.  

"Our shared goal between the RCMP and Chestermere Municipal Enforcement is to ensure our roads are safe and free from the hazards of dangerous drivers," said detachment commander Staff Sergeant Mark Wielgosz.

The Chestermere RCMP would like to remind the public the Enhanced Road Safety Program and the Check Stop Program will continue through the holiday season. Please report suspected impaired drivers. Plan ahead and don't drink and drive.