On March 22, the RCMP held a nation-wide impaired driving enforcement day. Check-stops at intersections across the country were held with the goal of reducing the number of impaired drivers on our roadways.
Here in Saskatchewan, the operation saw 3,308 vehicles stopped at check-stops, which resulted in 56 impaired driving charges and 45 roadside suspensions. Saskatchewan RCMP members put in a total of 496.5 man-hours of targeted enforcement during the enforcement day.
Impaired driving enforcement remains a top priority for the Saskatchewan RCMP and we encourage anyone who sees a driver they believe is impaired to:
- pull over and call 911.
- state the location.
- report which direction the vehicle is travelling.
- describe the vehicle as best you can: colour, make, model and licence plate number.
- describe what type of driving behaviour is being exhibited.
- provide a description of the driver if you can.