Impaired driving News

Regina police’s impaired driving enforcement team stopped almost 500 drivers during the May long weekend.

Regina police nab 3 drunk drivers during May long blitz

By 980 CJME May 23, 2017 - 11:38am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 11:38am

While it’s recognized as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the May long weekend has also become known for tragic road collisions in Saskatchewan.

Regina police were...

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...

The SGI ad features real people from Saskatchewan who were killed in an impaired driving related crash.

SGI ad uses photos of Sask. victims to target drunk drivers

By Sarah Mills May 11, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: May 12, 2017 - 7:00am

The sound of sobbing echoed through the legislature as SGI played its 2017 impaired driving campaign ad for the first time on Thursday.

Members of the government's...

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.

Police...

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...

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