While the holidays can be a stressful time of year for some, the High River RCMP say things for them at the end of 2018 were relatively quiet.

Acting Staff Sergeant Ryan Dlin says, they never know how chaotic the holiday season will be in terms of crime, but the end of 2018 wasn't too much of an issue.

"We had very few calls to service, no major incidents, so I think everything went pretty well. Holiday seasons can be really hit or miss, there's no rhyme or reason. Some years are really busy, but some years like this one, are really uneventful."

With Alberta's new alcohol screening laws put in place late last year on just before Christmas, Dlin says RCMP did have one check stop in place this holiday season, but didn't have any issue with impaired drivers.

"We conducted one check stop, and we don't have the numbers yet as to how many random samples were obtained, but we didn't locate any impaired drivers."

Dlin says the spontaneous nature of holiday service calls can make things a little difficult, but are happy the recent holiday season was a quiet one.

"It's hard to schedule for and plan for it, because you never know exactly what your going to get."

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