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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 8 A CTV inquiry into alcohol consumption Impaired drivers on Canadian roads How does the police chief of a arty in Southwestern Ontario react when a television network film crew salts if it can set up a road haul cars off a city street and interview driv- en to find out if they're The proposal was put to Chief Johnson as part of experimen- tal research for a News into the medical and consequences of Cana- dian alcohol tele- casting August 19 at 10 p.m. By p.m. that the CTV research with the help and support of John- had the project approved at an informal meeting with members of the City's Traffic and Roads and lat- the entire London City Council at its bi-weekly in- camera meeting. ROADBLOCK SET UP The roadblock was set up on a wide section of the city's main street and two police officers were given off-duty assign- ments to set up barricades and direct traffic. Breathalyzers and an operator were donated by the Ontario Addiction Re- search Foundation and students from Faoshawe College of Ap- plied Arts and Technology in London stood by to drive borne the drunks. The CTV NetwoA posted a million-dollar-per-incident bond A CTV To Your Health CTV investigates the medical and social conse- quences of alcohol use and abuse in Canada. In a major Canadian roadblocks were set up and drivers asked to submit to breathalyzer to determine how many were driving while impaired with astonishing results. and a local trailer rental com- pany donated a 22-foot camp- ing moving it into posi- tion in front of the armour- ies. It was early evening and Neil a CTV was told that only the Commanding Officer of the regiment could give approval to take a power feed from the armouries the breathalyzers and camera and he was attending a black-tie dinner. The Colonel was called from the table to give clearance. The traffic survey was de- signed to test the theory that there are more impaired driv- ers on the road in Canada than we realize. The Criminal Code impairment level is .08 BAC alcohol but most police forces in Canada don't lay charges below because of the possibility of mechan- ical error. The CTV crew chose to assess impairment at which many alcohol research- ers and found that one in every twelve cars on tire road that night was driven by a person with that reading or higher. Seven drivers were above but only one of them accept- ed the offer of a ride home. Nearly half the drivers admit- ted that they had driven pre- viously when they realized they were impaired. REFUSE CO-OPERATION Part of the hour-long report is a pilot study of a cross- section of business drinkers which assess the extent of pos- sible liver but because of the stigma still attached to booze in several groups refused to co-operate or asked to stay anonymous. The Canadian Legion would have nothing to do with the pro- ject and even went to the trouble of sending instructions to all its branches in Toronto not to co-operate with the net- work in view of the possibility of being linked with high booze onsumption rates. The hospital which donated rooms for the medical examinations asked not o be named and the doctors performed the study for CTV were not allowed to be Veteran director for premiere of The Starlosf ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS CASH FOR ANY PURPOSE 1st and 2nd mortgages loans made an agreements for sale BORROW to or more NORMAN J. GlESbRECHT I FOB 1. Debt Consolidation 2. Home Improvements 3. Vacations 4. Major Purchases ALSO FUST MORTGAGE FUNDS AVAHABLE FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AT COMminVE RATES. MID-CITY MORTGAGE CO. LTD. 1265 3rd Avenue S. LETHBRIDGE Telephone 329-0556 OUT OF TOWN INQUIRIES WELCOME let alone interview- ed. CTV To Your was produced and writ- ten by Jack McGaw and is CTV News production. Veteran director H a r vey lart has been chosen to dir- ect the premiere episode of CTV's origin- al science fiction series start- ing this Fall. a member of both he Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Arts and has vorked mainly in the television nd the film media. For 12 ears he was with the CBC in lanada. While working in Hol- he directed a number pilot features which includ- Young and the motion picture in Eng- lie was involved with Uni- ersal Studios in the feature ilm Hart was the director for Fortune and Men's vhich was a Canadian entry n the Venice Film. Festival. Also confirmed as a director or the series is Leo tvhose impressive credits in- clude over 200 dramas rang- ng from one half hour shows to two hour shows. As a producer he has work- ed in England and Australia for television dram- as as well as various documentaries and stage pre- sentations. Orenstein is also an accomplished writer and play- wright and his play Big was produced at tha Royal Alexandra To- and various other mer theatres. He has won two Canadian awards for direction in the Dominion Drama Festival and two awards for the best pro- ducer director for television in Canada. Also science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin has been signed to provide story mat- erial to the series. She is a multiple award winning writ- er having collected a National Book a Nebula Award for best a a New- bery Honor Book award and the Boston Globe Hornbook award for Wizard of Earth- As well as numerous short stories which have appeared in such magazines as New Dimensions and she has published eight novels in all. Lauren Bacall in Applause CBC television's Summer series on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. features the film starring Lauren Bacall. Miss Bacall's portrayal of Margo Chai- ning in this version of the 1950 classic. All About won her a Tony on Broadway. R.W.Y. 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