2016 DD News Archives

Drunk driver who killed 73 year old grandfather handed 5 year sentence

Edmonton man admits driving drunk when he fatally struck a 73 year old pedestrian receives 5 year prison sentence.

Edmonton police showcase new suits that simulate impaired driving

Edmonton police demonstrate how drugs and alcohol influence drivers in an effort to curb the number of collisions expected over the winter holidays.

Deadly drunk driver pleads guilty to manslaughter

St. Albert man admits extreme intoxication and killing 1 person, injuring 3 others, in a 3 vehicle collision in north Edmonton then fleeing the scene.

One in five Albertans would consider driving drunk: Mainstreet Poll

Almost 1 in 5 Albertans would consider driving after using alcohol or drugs if it was only for a short distance on a quiet road, a new poll finds.

8 year prison term for Edmonton driver high on meth who killed woman in crash

Edmonton man who killed woman injuring 3 others when he T boned a taxi by driving high on crystal meth and fleeing police got an 8 year prison term.

Man, 20, charged in fatal north Edmonton collision

A man has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a fiery collision killed a woman in Edmonton.

Edmonton's Curb the Danger program celebrates 10 years of combating impaired driving

Since 2006, the Edmonton Police Service Curb the Danger program has led to nearly 8,000 arrests for impaired driving.

Drunk driving suspected in 2 fatal Calgary crashes: the message isn't getting to everyone!

Flowers mark the place along McKnight Boulevard on Monday where a young, promising life was cut short.

Man gets six years for manslaughter in drunken Corvette crash

The first person charged with manslaughter in an Edmonton traffic fatality was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.

Unsuccessful driver switcheroo nets two drunk driving charges from Edson RCMP

After pulling an unsuccessful switcheroo on an Edson RCMP officer, two men are now facing drunk driving charges.

Nova Scotia drunk driver who killed friend in Edmonton crash sentenced to 20 months in jail

An apologetic man who killed a good friend in a deadly Edmonton collision while driving drunk and speeding has been put behind bars.

Alleged drunk drivers shouldn't have licences seized immediately: Alberta court challenge

Court of Appeal to come back with a decision in a few months after hearing arguments Thursday about provincial impaired driving legislation.

Six months for drunk driver who repeatedly rammed another vehicle in front of police officers

Edmonton man who repeatedly rammed another vehicle while drunkenly pursuing him following a road rage incident was sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Northern Alberta teen faces impaired driving charges after deadly crash

An 18 yr old Fairview man is facing several charges in connection with a northern Alberta crash in May that left a 16 yr old girl dead.

Southern Alberta man accused of driving drunk on highway closed for Tour of Alberta

Police arrested a man accused of driving drunk on a closed southern Alberta highway.

Impaired driving charges laid after man dies in dirt bike crash south of Edmonton

Samson First Nation man charged after dirt bike passenger killed and driver seriously injured in collision near Maskwacis, south of Edmonton.

Driver who killed Geo Mounsef has sentence increased from four months to 26 months on appeal

Edmonton man who killed a young boy when he drove into a restaurant patio has his sentence increased on appeal from 4 months to 26 months.

Impaired driving charges laid after fatal rollover in central Alberta town

RCMP have charged a suspected impaired driver after a car rolled Friday morning in Clive, killing one passenger.

Edmonton man admits driving drunk with his 3 children in vehicle

Edmonton man admits in court to driving on Yellowhead Trail with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit with his 3 kids in the vehicle.

Accused drunk driver denied bail in death of Edmonton area man

St. Albert man accused of killing 1 person and injuring 3 in an alleged drunken hit and run collision in north Edmonton in March was denied bail.

Northern Alberta man charged with impaired driving after fatal ATV rollover on Fort McKay First Nation

An Alberta man has been charged with impaired driving after an ATV rollover near a home on Fort McKay First Nation killed a woman.

Drugs, speed, both factors in one of four fatal crashes near Edmonton this weekend

A senior, a cyclist, and 2 women are dead following 4 separate collisions on the long weekend.

Teen girl killed in northwest Alberta crash near Fairview

A teenage girl has died of her injuries following a single vehicle rollover near Fairview Alberta early Saturday morning.

Northern Alberta man imprisoned for killing his two brothers in drunk driving rollover

Northern Alberta man who killed 2 of his older brothers in a senseless and devastating drunk driving crash was sentenced Friday to 2 years in prison.

St. Albert man charged with manslaughter in March fatal hit and run collision

Police charge a St. Albert man with manslaughter in a fatal hit and run collision that killed an Edmonton man and sent 3 people to hospital.

Alcohol suspected in early morning vehicle vs. house collisions in south Edmonton

Edmonton police are investigating after two vehicles crashed into homes just blocks apart in the Bonnie Doon area early Monday morning.

On high alert over driving laws: Alberta police face challenges ahead of marijuana legalization

Recreational marijuana use is on the brink of being legalized in Canada, but driving while high is not.

Alberta man charged with impaired driving in fatal crash

One person is dead and another is in serious condition after a Grande Prairie area crash in which a driver was allegedly impaired.

Edmonton driver pleads guilty to killing taxi passenger while high on 'toxic' level of crystal meth

Edmonton driver pleads guilty to killing taxi passenger while high on toxic level of crystal meth.

Edmonton police officer fined for driving drunk at twice the legal limit

Edmonton police officer fined and suspended from duty after pleading guilty to driving drunk with a blood alcohol level two times over the limit.

Edmonton drunk driver who seriously injured motorcyclist jailed five months

Edmonton musician driving drunk collided with a soldier riding a motorcycle sentenced to five months in jail.

Edmonton Crown prosecutor pleads guilty to drunk driving

An Edmonton Crown prosecutor admitted in court Thursday to driving while drunk.

Alberta drunk driving charges stayed due to improper record keeping

The Alberta government has stayed several drunk driving charges because of issues with breathalyzer disclosure.

Leduc mother of man killed by drunk driver hopeful new bill turns into Law

Leduc mother of man killed by drunk driver hopeful new bill turns into Law

Motorist, drunk and speeding wrong way down road, gets five years for killing Edmonton driver

Edmonton drunk driver who killed a man badly injuring his wife while speeding in the wrong direction on a one way street put behind bars Tuesday.

Edmonton woman sentenced to three years for drunk driving death faces new charge

Edmonton woman killed a University student when driving drunk, racing to beat a red light, just got another charge of driving while disqualified.

Woman charged with drunk driving after colliding with a school bus northeast of Edmonton

A 31 year old woman has been charged with drunk driving after colliding with a school bus on the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement last week.

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