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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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One impaired driving sanction issued by Lethbridge Police during check stop

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LETHBRIDGE, AB –  A number of tickets were handed out by Lethbridge Police during holiday season check stops this past weekend.

LPS say the volume of traffic passing through Saturday (Dec. 12) was actually consistent with previous years, even despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers issued one impaired driving sanction under the new provincial laws that came into effect on December 1st.

In addition, one driver refused to stop at the Check Stop and another was found to be a suspended driver.

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There were also eight violation tickets:

  • learner drive with no supervisor (2);
  • expired licence plate; drivers licence not in possession (2);
  • drive without subsisting licence (2);
  • and cannabis within easy access

While the Lethbridge Police Service says it’s pleased to take dangerous drivers off the road and ensure a safer drive for everyone else, we are hoping the message gets out to everyone, and drivers will make alternate plans to get home if they have been consuming alcohol or drugs.

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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 New 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.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

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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