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Night club offers free cab rides after Checkstop tweet
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:17PM MST
Last Updated Saturday, December 15, 2012 6:28PM MST
A local night club will be offering free cab rides for the next few weeks.
The decision comes after dozens of people took to Twitter to express their disgust after the club’s official account tweeted the location of a police Checkstop on Friday night.
The Treasury Vodka Bar and Eatery said their account had been used by a former employee who passed on the Checkstop information .
In a statement issued on Saturday the club said they would be offering free cab rides for the rest of 2012.
Edmonton police said this incident only demonstrated that people should be careful when using social media.
“That type of messaging, especially over social media, enables drunk drivers to be on the road,” Staff Sgt. Ray Akbar said.
He also said that although no laws appear to have been broken, public safety was put at risk.
“It just allows criminal behavior to continue and puts the public at risk.”
Most Edmontonians agree.
“Cops are there to make sure drunk drivers are off the street and that’s important so I don’t think they should be doing that,” Stephanie Gardener told CTV News.
With files from Breanna Karstens-Smith