The Weyburn Police service is reminding people to always plan a safe ride home, after seeing several impaired driving incidents last week.
On Friday officers on patrol noticed a driver not wearing his seatbelt, and conducted a traffic stop. This resulted in the driver receiving a driver’s license suspension and having his vehicle impounded after testing positive for cannabis. An additional charge of impaired driving is pending investigation.
On Saturday evening a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and is facing a charge of impaired driving. He was arrested and released with an upcoming court date, received an immediate driver’s license suspension, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Another driver received a driver’s license suspension and had his vehicle impounded after testing positive for cannabis at a traffic stop on Sunday. He also faces an additional charge of impaired driving pending further investigation.
Deputy Chief Brent VanDeSype says the service doesn’t normally see this many impaired driving incidents.
“We may see one or two in the week, I'm going to say on average, so three in the weekend Is, I would say higher than normal.”
VanDeSype wants people to be responsible this Holiday Season.
“We are coming into the holiday season and I mean it's cold outside. Not many people want to walk, so if you are going out and enjoying some festivities and having a few beverages, so just be sure to plan a safe ride home.”
There are many options to get home safely, such as arranging to have a designated driver or taking a cab or rideshare.