Social Media & Checkstops in Calgary

Canada Day is a very important day for our nation. Celebrating the proverbial birth of the nation we are all so proud to call home. Festivities will be high across our city and many people might be tempted to take the celebrations a little too far.

It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel when you’ve had one too many. In fact, the smartest thing to do is always err on the side of caution. If you think you’ve had one too many find other arrangements to get home.

Police & Twitter

Calgary Police Service goes to great lengths to protect the locations of checkstops in Calgary. They work hard to make sure the impaired drivers can’t avoid them and use surprise to their advantage. Unfortunately, in the digital age this has become very difficult to do. Many Twitter accounts have been setup with the express purpose of informing other drivers of the locations of checkstops.

Recently in Edmonton, a city bar was accused of giving out checkstop information to their patrons.  Jonathan Denis, Alberta’s Minister of Justice, took to Twitter himself to confront anonymous users who are revealing checkstop location, saying, “What you’re doing could potentially result in injury or death of innocent people,”

Although it is not illegal to do so, the Minister has made it very clear that posting locations of checkstops to social media sites represents a serious public safety issue.

Charged With Impaired Driving

It is never a good idea to drive while impaired. It is a costly, potentially deadly decision that will certainly have consequences on your future if you get caught. If you have been charged with impaired driving in Calgary, you should contact our firm to understand all of your options.


Posted on June 25th, 2013