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Close call prompts RCMP reminder for drivers to slow down when passing stopped emergency vehicles

Milk River RCMP is reminding drivers to slow down when passing stopped emergency vehicles with their lights on after an officer was almost struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop.

According to police on February 22nd the officer was conducting speed enforcement near Warner on Highway 4 when the vehicle passed him without slowing down or attempting to move into the other lane. Officials say the vehicle “narrowly missed” hitting the officer.

A 30-year man from Ontario received a ticket for exceeding the maximum speed limit when passing a stopped emergency vehicle or tow truck with flashing lights. Officials say the driver was given the option to voluntarily pay a $991 fine.

In a release, officials say “Doing traffic enforcement is an important part of the job and everyone wants to go home at the end of the day.”

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