A driver caught speeding was arrested by Weyburn Police on the Thanksgiving long weekend.

A 37-year-old woman was charged with Impaired Driving, which WPS Chief Marlo Pritchard calls a preventable crime.

Weyburn is, however, improving its number of incidences.

“We’ve actually seen a reduction in impaired driving over the past year,” he said. “I attribute that a lot to the cooperation with the media. We’ve had ‘This Ride’s On Us’ program for the past year and a little bit, we’re down probably about 20 percent, but in all fairness, any impaired driving is too many. It’s a totally preventable crime. All people have to do is find another ride home.”

"Any impaired driving is too many. It’s a totally preventable crime. All people have to do is find another ride home.” - Chief Pritchard

“We’re out in force and continue to be enforcing impaired driving and we encourage people to drive safe, don’t drive impaired by alcohol or a drug,” he added.

The official poster for the WPS 'This Ride's On Us' campaign (photo courtesy of Weyburn Police Service / weyburnpolice.ca)The official poster for the WPS 'This Ride's On Us' campaign (photo courtesy of Weyburn Police Service / weyburnpolice.ca)

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