Impaired driving News

Estevan police have suggested taking away vehicles permanently from repeat drunk drivers, but a Saskatoon lawyer warns the punishment could be uneven.

Saskatoon defence lawyer warns of 'unfair' punishment over Estevan drunk driving vehicle seizures idea

By Chris Carr February 15, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: February 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

A suggestion by Estevan police that repeat drunk drivers should have their vehicles permanently seized has people talking about the consequences of getting behind the wheel...

Estevan police say they'd like to take vehicles away permanently from repeat drunk drivers.

Estevan police want vehicles taken away permanently for repeat drunk drivers

By Kevin Martel February 14, 2017 - 3:05pm Updated: February 14, 2017 - 3:10pm

To help combat high rates of drunk driving, police in Estevan are looking into permanently seizing vehicles.

Police Chief Paul Ladouceur said it's not uncommon to charge...

A Kamsack RCMP officer has been suspended with pay after being charged with impaired driving. He was off-duty at the time.

Sask. Mountie suspended with pay after drinking and driving charges

By 980 CJME February 1, 2017 - 11:19am Updated: February 1, 2017 - 11:19am

They’re supposed to nab drunk drivers, but a Saskatchewan RCMP officer is now accused of being impaired behind the wheel just days ago.

Police responded to the complaint...

Daphne Schmidt, 40, was killed in an alleged drunk driving crash near Southey, north of Regina, on Jan. 21, 2017.

Bail hearing set for accused in deadly drunk driving crash

By 980 CJME January 25, 2017 - 8:28pm Updated: January 26, 2017 - 12:10am

A bail hearing is set for the man accused of killing Daphne Schmidt in an alleged drunk driving crash on the weekend.

Wade Ganje, 34, from Weyburn, faces a number of...

 Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate, which spurred changes to provincial laws that went into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Drunk driving numbers up in December despite police, SGI efforts

By 650 CKOM January 23, 2017 - 1:16pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 1:17pm

The latest numbers provide a disappointing reflection on efforts to combat drinking and driving in Saskatchewan.

In December, police recorded 353 impaired driving...

Impaired driving linked to Regina crash

By 980 CJME January 16, 2017 - 2:23pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:23pm

A crash in Regina is being linked to impaired driving.

Regina police are charging a 28 year old man with impaired driving following a crash Sunday night.


On Jan. 3, 2016 the Van de Vorst family (left to right Kamryn, 5, Miguire, 2, Chanda and Jordan) was killed by a drunk driver near Saskatoon.

One year later: what's changed since a drunk driver killed the Van de Vorst family

By 650 CKOM January 3, 2017 - 6:57pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 6:23am

It's a somber anniversary for a Saskatoon family that lost four members in a drunk driving crash one year ago.

Parents Jordan and Chandra Van de Vorst and their two...

Saskatoon police looked at more than 2,800 vehicles for impaired driving over the course of four check stops during the 2016 holiday season.

Holiday check stops see low number of impaired driving charges in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM January 3, 2017 - 4:40pm Updated: January 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Holiday check stop numbers for 2016 show many drivers in Saskatoon may have gotten the message this season.

Over the course of four check stops, police looked at more...

Regina woman charged with impaired driving after report of hit and run

By 980 CJME January 1, 2017 - 7:45am Updated: January 1, 2017 - 7:45am

A woman in Regina was charged with impaired driving early Saturday morning, just one day before the province's new laws came into effect. 

According to a release from...

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...

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...