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  • Failed Drug Recognition Evaluation leads to suspension and impaired driving charges

    Chestermere RCMP responded to a complaint of an erratic driver near the Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre at about 10 a.m. on Nov. 1.

    On arrival, police determined that the suspect vehicle had collided with concrete barriers near Anniversary Park.

    The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old Chestermere resident was given a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) at the scene.

    The driver failed the SFST and was brought to the detachment for a Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) examination.

    The driver failed the DRE test and a urine sample was obtained. The driver will be facing impaired operation by drug charges once the urine sample results come back from the lab.

    An administrative driving suspension was issued at the time of the incident with traffic safety act charges for failing to stop at an intersection and careless operation of a vehicle.

    As part of the investigation, the driver was linked to a collision in the City of Calgary prior to the incident in Chestermere.