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Drunk driving charges: Escaping conviction with a cough candy

In some instances, cough lozenges are the best friends of drivers who have consumed alcohol. In fact, cough drops have had a hand in helping some drivers nailed with drunk driving charges. Some popular cough candies contain sugar alcohols like menthol, sorbitol, xylitol or maltitol. These can increase the alcohol content in the mouth, leading to a higher number when Alberta drivers are administered a Breathalyzer test.

Drunk driving charges: Alberta school bus driver pleads guilty

A 42-year-old woman pleaded guilty in court to impaired driving charges. The central Alberta resident was slapped with drunk driving charges after the school bus she was driving crashed into a tree. The bus had young students on board, although no one was hurt.

Alberta driver who hit pedestrian facing drunk driving charges

A driver is facing several charges after allegedly running over a pedestrian with his pickup truck recently. Drunk driving charges are among those the 30-year-old Alberta resident is facing after the incident in Calmar, about 50 kilometres outside Edmonton. RCMP from Leduc County responded to the scene at around 2 a.m.

MADD: Alberta should adopt B.C. rules for drunk driving charges

Mothers Against Drunk driving says rehab would be a better alternative to punishment when it comes to Alberta laws governing impaired driving. The numbers of drunk driving charges could be curtailed, says MADD. The focus, they say, should be on rehabilitation and education as it is in neighbouring British Columbia. 

Calgary police union head won't need criminal defense

Assault charges against Calgary's police union's head have been withdrawn. Even though the Calgary Police Association president won't have to mount a criminal defense, he is still up against perjury charges stemming from a 2008 traffic stop that lead to the arrest of a Hells Angels gang member. The trial is likely to begin this fall.

Drunk driving charges laid in the death of Alberta RCMP officer

Police have charged a man with impaired driving resulting in the death of an Edson, Alberta, male RCMP officer. The drunk driving charges were laid after the officer, who was riding a bicycle, was struck by a vehicle and killed. The 35-year-old accused man also faces other charges.

New trial set for Alberta man facing drunk driving charges

A Cypress County Alberta man accused of impaired driving two years ago will be heading to court at the end of this November. Drunk driving charges were laid against the man after he was involved in a head-on collision in Dec. 2015 which sent several people to hospital, including a newborn. The accused pleaded not guilty last October to a number of criminal charges connected with the incident.

Bus driver in Alberta faces drunk driving charges

A school bus driver in Red Deer is facing criminal charges following an accident, according to local sources. Alberta authorities arrested the 42-year-old woman after she allegedly crashed her loaded bus into a tree. While no one was injured in the crash, she still faces drunk driving charges for her role in the accident. 

Driver faces drunk driving charges, multiple other charges

A man accused of seriously injuring a world-record seeker in a hit-and-run is being hit with multiple charges, according to the RCMP. Alberta provincial police worked with RCMP forces to track down the man, who faces drunk driving charges as well as several charges pertaining to a number of robberies police believe him to have committed in the days leading up to the accident. He was scheduled to appear in a Calgary court on May 17. 

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