Drunk driving News

According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan has a rate of 575 drunk driving incidents per 100,000 people  approaching three times the national rate.

Sask. drunk driving rates remain worst in Canada

By 650 CKOM December 14, 2016 - 10:44am Updated: December 14, 2016 - 5:23pm

Once again, Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate.

Statistics Canada released its annual report on impaired driving Wednesday.

Across the country,...

From Friday to the end of Sunday, RCMP charged 24 people with either impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired care and control of a motor vehicle or refusing a breathalyzer.

Sask. RCMP charge 24 people with drunk driving over weekend

By 980 CJME December 6, 2016 - 9:40am Updated: December 6, 2016 - 9:40am

While RCMP in Saskatchewan were sharing stories about drunk drivers on social media, Mounties were also on the roads stopping and charging drunk drivers.

From Friday to...

Saskatchewan has the highest rate of drinking and driving incidents among all provinces.

Full Speed Ahead: How liquor privatization could impact drinking and driving in Sask.

By Chris Vandenbreekel October 8, 2016 - 1:36pm Updated: October 8, 2016 - 1:45pm

Saskatchewan has a complicated relationship with alcohol.

It's fun for many, but liquor can also be deadly.

Among all the provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan has...

Lawyer says mandatory interlock systems would curb drunk driving

By Kevin Martel September 11, 2016 - 5:09pm Updated: September 12, 2016 - 12:16pm

Some believe the best way to reduce or eliminate drunk driving isn't by making penalties harsher, but instead to install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device in every...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said his government will be looking into ways to reduce drunk driving in the province when the Legislature reconvenes next month.

Sask. Premier asks for ideas to curb drunk driving

By The Canadian Press September 10, 2016 - 12:29pm Updated: September 10, 2016 - 1:02pm

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is calling on his ministers to come up with suggestions for tackling the province's high drinking and driving rates when the legislature...

Amy Kaufmann with her brothers Tanner and Matt.

Sister remembers Tanner Kaufmann as protector, best friend and loving father

By Sarah Mills September 9, 2016 - 6:46am Updated: September 9, 2016 - 6:46am

The grieving Kaufmann family says goodbye to Tanner on Saturday.

The 37-year-old was killed in a crash Sunday north of Regina. A 19-year-old is facing impaired driving...

Provincial Court in Regina.

19-year-old accused drunk driver appears in Regina court

By Amber McGuckin September 7, 2016 - 1:24pm Updated: September 8, 2016 - 6:18am

The accused drunk driver in a fatal crash north of Regina appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

Colby Heid, 19, was wearing a bright orange jumpsuit when he appeared...

Fort Qu'Appelle RCMP detachment.

Woman arrested for drunk driving at police station in Fort Qu'Appelle

By 980 CJME August 10, 2016 - 10:37am Updated: August 11, 2016 - 7:32am

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP officers didn’t have to go far to catch one suspected drunk driver when she turned up on their doorstep.

In July, the detachment responded to 17...

Chandra and Jordan Van de Vorst, along with their two children Miguire, 2, and Kamryn, 5, were killed in a crash on Jan. 3, 2016.

Grandfather of children killed in drunk driving crash reacts to McMorris charge

By Bryn Levy August 9, 2016 - 3:20pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm

A father and grandfather who lost nearly a third of his family to a drunk driver says the case of Don McMorris is another reminder of Saskatchewan's backward attitudes toward...

Quinn Stevenson, 17, was killed by a drunk driver in Saskatoon on Aug. 3, 2013.

Mother of teen killed by drunk driver wants minister's DUI to be a lesson

By 650 CKOM August 9, 2016 - 8:55am Updated: August 9, 2016 - 9:00am

The mother of a Sask. teen killed by a drunk driver isn’t interested in lambasting a former provincial minister charged with DUI – she wants people to learn from him.


Moose Jaw Police Service vehicle

Police in Moose Jaw say man drove drunk, crashed then ran

By 980 CJME July 29, 2016 - 7:17am Updated: July 29, 2016 - 7:17am

A man in Moose Jaw is being charged with impaired driving after police say he blew over three times the legal limit.

Thursday night around 11:15 p.m. officers from the...

Catherine Loye McKay, 49, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for impaired driving causing the deaths of a family of four.

MADD legal director says more prison time not the way to prevent deaths

By Bryn Levy July 28, 2016 - 3:28pm Updated: July 29, 2016 - 8:21am

Longer prison sentences won't do much to reduce the carnage on Canada's roads caused by drunk driving, according to the director of legal policy for Mother's Against Drunk...