Cops lay 620 impaired charges - Metro US

Cops lay 620 impaired charges

The results of a recent drunk-driving initiative are in, and one motorist has been accused of driving a semi-truck while three times over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

A 35-year-old man allegedly drove his truck into guard rails and construction barriers, swerving over the road and nearly hitting several other vehicles just after noon on Sept. 29.

Rajpal Singh gave two breath samples to police. One read 270 milligrams, the other 260 mg, police said. The legal limit is 80 mg.

From Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, Edmonton police received 6,905 calls from citizens reporting suspected impaired drivers. From that total, 620 impaired charges were laid, and 279 24-hour suspensions. An extra 1,320 registered owners received letters indicating their driving habits were reported to police.

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