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Drivers impaired by cannabis a concern: Lanigan Traffic Services

RCMP officers from Lanigan, Saskatoon, and North Battleford participated in the impaired driving blitz.
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Lanigan Combined Traffic Services reminds the public that your license can be suspended for three days if an officer determines you have recently used cannabis before driving.

SASKATOON – Officers stopped about 445 vehicles during Lanigan Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan’s (CTSS) impaired driving blitz from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2.

Saskatchewan RCMP officers from Lanigan, Saskatoon, and North Battleford detachments participated in the blitz. The impaired driving project focused on impaired driving enforcement in the detachment areas of Humboldt, Lanigan, Wynyard, Wadena, Rose Valley, and Punnichy during National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day Initiative.

Twenty-two people had their licenses suspended for testing positive for THC. Three were charged with impaired driving. Three people had their license suspended for testing between .04 and .08 alcohol.

Police issued 97 tickets and 228 warnings.

They also executed a search warrant and seized approximately 120 grams of cannabis, edibles and other drug paraphernalia from a vehicle.

Driving impaired by drugs a concern

Lanigan CTSS report that driving after using cannabis is a continuing concern. They remind the public that in Saskatchewan, your license can be suspended for three days if an officer determines you have recently used cannabis before driving. You can also be charged under the Criminal Code if driving while impaired by cannabis.

They remind people that if you – or guests – will be consuming products which result in impairment, such as alcohol or cannabis, have a designated driver assigned or plan to take a cab or transit. If no safe ride is available, stay the night and drive only when sober.

“Don't take a chance,” said Lanigan CTSS. “If you question whether you're "too impaired to drive or not", you likely are.”

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