Holiday season impaired driving numbers

January 3, 2018
Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

News release

Between December 24, 2017 and January 1, 2018, Saskatchewan RCMP conducted targeted enforcement throughout the province to find impaired drivers. Throughout the course of this targeted enforcement,

  • 21 individuals were charged with Impaired Operation over 80mg% of a Motor Vehicle
  • 0 individuals refused a breath sample (considered the same as blowing over 80mg%)
  • 8 individuals received an alcohol-related roadside suspension

By comparison, over the same period of time last year (December 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017),

  • 29 individuals were charged with Impaired Operation over 80mg% of a Motor Vehicle
  • 3 individuals refused a breath sample (considered the same as blowing over 80mg%)
  • 14 individuals received an alcohol-related roadside suspension

While these numbers are an improvement over last year, Saskatchewan RCMP would like to remind citizens that even one impaired driver is too many, and encourage everyone to plan a safe ride home, no matter what time of year it is.

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