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Lethbridge Police Christmas Check Stop Campaign starts this weekend

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – If you plan on having a few drinks this holiday season, you might want to think again before getting behind the wheel.

The Lethbridge Police Service is launching its annual holiday season impaired driving check stop campaign this weekend .

This year brings with it some changes, as LPS will be taking extra precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep both drivers and officers safe at the Check Stop locations.

This will also be the first check stop campaign police will be armed with new sanctions under Bill 21.

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Not only will the new law allow officers to administer stricter penalties on the road, it should streamline the process and allow them more time to nab impaired drivers.

If you are going to drink, police stress please make arrangements for a safe ride home.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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