The Weyburn Police Service, along with SGI, continue to shine the traffic safety spotlight on impaired driving this month. This included some high visibility enforcement projects, including near the construction zone on Highway 39. 

Two incidents, however, happened away from those zones, and both ended up with the driver facing charges of impaired driving.  

The first happened last Monday. Police conducted a traffic stop after they noticed someone failing to stop for a stop sign. The officer investigated and the woman driving was charged for impaired driving. She was also ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign, and for having open alcohol in the vehicle. 

The second incident reported by the Weyburn Police Service in their weekly release was this past Friday. Police received a report from the Report Impaired Drivers hotline. The vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was conducted. Police say the man behind the wheel showed signs of impairment, and after investigation, was arrested and charged with impaired driving.  

In addition to the impaired driving calls, the Weyburn Police Service also responded to a number of other calls. These included alarms, suspicious people and vehicles, welfare checks, domestic disturbances and bylaw concerns. In all, there were 74 calls for service, with ten charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, and a number of violations under the Traffic Safety Act.