2015 DD News Archives

Man charged in fatal July crash north of Edmonton

RCMP have charged a 37 year old man with impaired driving causing death after a July crash north of Edmonton left a woman dead.

St. Albert RCMP impressed with results after impaired driving blitz

The RCMP has launched an impaired driving blitz and there is good news coming out of St. Albert.

Driver admits he was drunk when Edmonton crash killed his best friend

A Nova Scotia man admitted his blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit when he drove into a wall in Edmonton, killing his passenger.

Drunk driver who crashed through Edmonton house gets 18 month sentence

Edmonton driver who turned a family home into a war zone when he drove through a house while evading police was given an 18 month sentence Monday.

Speeding drunk driver who crashed through Edmonton home 'like a missile' pleads guilty

Speeding drunk driver who crashed through Edmonton home like a missile pleads guilty

Ontario family sues after Alberta drunk driving death

Mother of Ontario woman killed by a drunk driver near Rocky Mountain House has filed a $1.6 million lawsuit against the Alberta man responsible.

St. Albert man facing two counts of Impaired Driving after pedestrian struck

A man in St. Albert has been charged with Impaired Driving after an 81 year old pedestrian was struck near the St. Albert Catholic Parish Church.

Calgary man granted parole in case of 2012 drunk driving crash

Ryan Gibson has been released on parole after serving only a fraction of his sentence for a crash that killed Brandon Thomas in 2012.

Woman pleads guilty to impaired driving causing death in 2014 Kingsway Avenue crash

Woman whose passenger died in an April 2014 drunk driving crash on Kingsway Avenue had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit.

Thousands convicted of impaired driving in Alberta each year

During the warm summer months more people are killed in collisions involving alcohol than any other time of year, according to the province.

Prosecution wants four year sentence for drunk driving death

A drunk driver's drinking caused the death of woman he struck in a crosswalk, and He should serve four years in prison a prosecutor argued Wednesday.

Local man's family was devastated by drunk driver

Jason Hills looks at a brown manila envelope one recent mid morning. There are no words to describe the court documents inside the envelope.

Impaired driving charges laid in February collision that killed two, injured two

36 year old Leduc man facing impaired and dangerous driving charges after fatal head on collision that killed two men from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Family of student killed in Edmonton by drunk driver awarded $140K

The family of a University pharmacy student who was killed by a drunk driver in 2011 has been awarded a $140,000 judgement against her killer.

Feds propose stiffer penalties for drunk drivers who kill

Justice Minister Peter MacKay proposed a new law Tuesday to toughen penalties for drunk drivers who injure or kill.

Man pleads guilty to refusing to provide breath sample in death of 2 year old Geo Mounsef

Man accused of killing 2 year old boy by driving his vehicle onto the patio of a restaurant pleaded guilty to refusing to provide a breath sample.

Impaired driving charges laid after SUV crashes through house

Police have laid charges on the man allegedly behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed through a home, early Monday morning.

Impaired driver convicted in 2013 pedestrian death

55 year old Edmonton driver convicted of impaired driving causing death for striking a senior in a crosswalk as he drove home from a Super Bowl party.

Drunk driving suspected after serious crash in northwest Edmonton

24 year old woman taken to hospital with multiple serious injuries, after truck she was riding in smashed into a building in northwest Edmonton.

Appeal launched over Alberta's impaired driving law

An Edmonton lawyer thinks the constitutional challenge of Alberta's impaired driving legislation could eventually end up in the Supreme Court.

Edmonton woman suing killer drunk driver

The fiancée of an Edmonton man killed by a repeat drunk driver who smashed into a taxi they were travelling in has launched a $575,000 lawsuit.

Family of impaired driving victim sues driver, cab company

Family members of a man killed by a drunk driver while in a taxi in October 2013 are suing both the drunk driver and the taxi company.

Police charge woman, girl after 25 kilometre Fort Vermilion car chase

A woman and a 15 year old girl are charged with impaired driving, using a vehicle as a weapon and fleeing police in Fort Vermilion.

Medicine Hat mayor changes to guilty plea for drunk driving

The mayor of Medicine Hat, Alta. has changed his mind and pleaded guilty to his charge of impaired driving.

Edmonton driver gets 90 day sentence for crash that injured four

A 21 year old Edmonton driver who traded seats with a friend before crashing into a tree at high speeds was given a 90 day jail sentence Monday.

Judge denies challenge to Alberta's drunk driving laws

A controversial Alberta law that imposes indefinite licence suspensions on accused drunk drivers has been upheld as constitutional.

Challenge to provincial impaired driving laws fails

The Court of Queen's Bench has ruled against a constitutional challenge to Alberta's Impaired Driving laws.

Mayor of Medicine Hat charged with drunk driving

Medicine Hat Mayor is in trouble with the law, and the people who voted for him, after being arrested for drunk driving.

Edmonton driver admits he hit woman, denies impairment in fatal collision

An Edmonton driver admitted Monday he struck a senior citizen in a 2013 fatal accident, but pleaded not guilty to impaired driving causing death.

Edmonton police investigate assault of alleged killer drunk driver

Edmonton police are investigating after a city man accused of driving into a restaurant patio killing a toddler while drunk was abducted and beaten.

Charges laid after truck plows into Drayton Valley RCMP facility

A Drayton Valley man is facing charges after a stolen pickup truck was driven into the side of the town's RCMP detachment.

Pickup truck slams into side of Drayton Valley RCMP building

Drayton Valley RCMP staff received a surprise early Wednesday when a stolen pickup truck was driven into the side of the detachment.

Court ruling expected soon on impaired driving licence suspensions

A decision is expected any day now on the constitutional challenges with Alberta's impaired driving laws.

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