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Police across Saskatchewan will be out looking for impaired drivers from May 19-22, 2017.

Police crack down on impaired driving during long weekend

By 980 CJME May 19, 2017 - 6:43am Updated: May 19, 2017 - 6:43am

The May long weekend in Saskatchewan is a notoriously bad one on the road when it comes to drunk driving-related crashes.

That's why police across the province will be...

Danille Kerpan's photo will be featured on Westcan semi trucks as part of a MADD Canada campaign to encourage people to report drunk drivers.

Kenaston drunk driving victim honoured in awareness campaign

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 17, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: May 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

A Kenaston woman killed by a drunk driver more than two years ago is being honoured by a campaign aimed at stopping others from facing the same fate.   The picture of Danille...

Sarah Wensley, 17, was killed when a stolen vehicle hit the car she was in at an intersection in Saskatoon on May 5, 2014.

'No consequences:' dad of drunk driving victim on new ads

By 980 CJME May 12, 2017 - 11:37am Updated: May 12, 2017 - 11:37am

Amid the sobbing, there was anger as people watched SGI’s new ad about impaired driving.

The drunk driving campaign features real Saskatchewan people who were killed in...

Bars across Saskatchewan are encouraging customers to use shuttles and designated driver services on St. Patrick's Day.

Shuttles, designated driver services helping St. Paddy's revellers get home safe

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 17, 2017 - 12:47pm Updated: March 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

St. Patrick's Day revellers across Saskatchewan are gearing up for a day of green beer and fun times.   With drinking and driving rates a concern in the province, at least one...

Only one drunk driver was caught  by Regina police between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Regina police catch single drunk driver over New Year’s

By 980 CJME January 4, 2017 - 8:53am Updated: January 4, 2017 - 8:53am

It may seem belated, but Regina police are celebrating New Year’s.

They’re pleased because it seems like people are finally getting the message not to drink and drive;...

Steve Schneider, owner of Papa Taxi in Humboldt, Sask., feels cab companies are even more important now with new drinking and driving laws starting Jan. 1, 2017.

'Every little town should have a taxi service': New cab operator hopes to curb drinking and driving in Humboldt, Sask.

By JT Marshall December 30, 2016 - 2:41pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:45pm

Drinking in Humboldt? Don't drive, call Papa.

Papa's Taxi is helping give the small town residents another option instead of drinking and driving.

The Taxi...

Saskatoon police arrested a 31-year-old woman after a car collided with a pole and another vehicle around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2016.

Woman arrested after car crashes into pole, other vehicle in Saskatoon's north end

By 650 CKOM December 29, 2016 - 3:02pm Updated: December 29, 2016 - 3:30pm

A woman is in custody after a case of erratic driving in Saskatoon's north end Thursday afternoon.

Police say they received witness reports around 12:30 p.m. of a car...

Tougher drinking and driving laws take effect across Saskatchewan at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017.

Saskatchewan ringing in New Year with tougher drunk driving, cellphone use laws

By 650 CKOM December 29, 2016 - 9:41am Updated: December 29, 2016 - 9:45am

People living in Saskatchewan will have to think carefully about their ride after they ring in the New Year.

As of Jan. 1, experienced drivers with blood alcohol content...

A Saskatoon police officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving on Friday.

Saskatoon cop charged with drunk driving

By 650 CKOM December 19, 2016 - 11:16am Updated: December 19, 2016 - 11:30am

A constable with the Saskatoon Police Service has been put on desk duty as he waits to face a drunk driving charge.   Trenton Dament, 45, was arrested early Friday monring...

SGI reports there were 335 offences related to impaired driving in total during the month of October.

More than 330 drunk drivers stopped by police in Sask. in October

By 980 CJME November 21, 2016 - 11:39am Updated: November 21, 2016 - 11:39am

Police stopped more than 330 drunk drivers during SGI and law enforcement’s province-wide focus on drunk driving in October.

SGI reports there were 335 offences related...

Leopold's Taverns and Victoria's Tavern in Regina will offer designated driving on Friday and Saturday nights in December.

'Do our part:' Regina pubs offer designated drivers during Dec. weekends

By Lauren Golosky November 18, 2016 - 10:52am Updated: November 18, 2016 - 10:52am

A group of Regina waterholes is giving customers another way to get home safe during the holiday season.

The Leopold’s Hospitality Management Group is offering free...

David Boyer was caught with a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 on Highway 1 in September 2015. It was his third impaired driving conviction.

Tough sentence for 3-time drunk driver overturned, reduced

By Lisa Schick November 15, 2016 - 7:07am Updated: November 15, 2016 - 7:23am

The decision of a judge who threw the book at a three-time drunk driver has been significantly reduced by a Swift Current justice.

In September 2015, David Boyer was...