If you’re looking for a sign that impaired driving is dangerous and illegal, this is it

January 14, 2022
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

News release

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A truck sits on the side of the road partially in a ditch after striking a sign pole

On January 13, 2022 at approximately 10:20 p.m., a Saskatchewan RCMP Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan officer responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway #13 in Weyburn.

Investigation determined that a pick-up truck collided with a sign pole. The truck was damaged but the driver was uninjured.

The driver failed roadside screening for impairment, then was arrested and transported to a local detachment, where breath samples were obtained. As a result of further investigation, the adult male driver was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and operation of a conveyance with blood alcohol level at or exceeding 80 mg%.

And the sign pole the driver hit? It was promoting the Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program, which encourages the public to call 911 if they spot a suspected impaired driver.

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