Traffic was a key part of the past week for the Weyburn Police Service. Of the 74 calls for service, 27 tickets were handed out under the Traffic Safety Act, with at least one traffic-related charge under the Criminal Code happening on February 25th.

The incident on the 25th came about when an officer on patrol saw a vehicle go through a red light at a high rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and police stated the driver showed signs of being impaired.

A roadside screening was conducted, and it resulted in a fail. Further investigation resulted in the man behind the wheel being charged with impaired driving. He was also charged with failing to comply with a restriction on his driver’s license, and for failing to stop at a red light.

The Weyburn Police Service also dealt with a collision the following afternoon involving three vehicles. As a result of the collision one of the vehicles was left undrivable and needed to be towed from the scene. Officers were then called to a second accident where a driver lost control of their vehicle and collided with a parked vehicle. The vehicle that had lost control needed to be towed from the scene.