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Weyburn police arrest impaired driver after RID call

The Weyburn Police received a RID complaint (Report Impaired Drivers) regarding a vehicle entering the city on March 25.
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Weyburn police stopped and arrested a driver on impaired driving, after receiving a RID call on March 25.

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Police Service received 109 calls for service during the week of March 25-31. During the week, a total of 21 charges were laid, including 12 charges under the Traffic Safety Act, eight charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, and one charge under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act.

On the morning of March 25, the Weyburn Police received a RID complaint (Report Impaired Drivers) regarding a vehicle entering the city. Officers located the vehicle near the city center and performed a traffic stop. Through investigation, the responding officers conducted a SFST (Standard Field Sobriety Test), which lead to a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation. After subsequent testing, the driver was charged with driving while impaired. The driver received an indefinite license suspension and the vehicle was subject to a 30-day impound. The accused in this matter will appear in Weyburn Provincial Court on April 23 to answer to the charge.

The Weyburn Police Service would like to thank everyone who has assisted in making our roads safer by reporting impaired drivers. To report an impaired driver, pull over and call 911, provide the location and the direction the vehicle is travelling, describe the vehicle (and the driver if possible) and the driving behavior/action. One call is all it takes to help increase road safety in our community.

A concerned resident notified the police of someone banging on the back door of their residence in the early morning hours of March 28. Officers attended and located an adult male who was cold and in medical distress. While awaiting EMS to attend, officers had the male warm up in their police vehicle and learned that the male did not live in the area. The male was assessed and taken into the care of EMS personnel. This matter is being investigated further.

In the early morning hours of March 30, police received a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers attended and attempted to de-escalate the situation, but were unsuccessful and a very irate adult female was ultimately arrested and taken into custody. Officers had EMS personnel attend to assess the female as she had a visible laceration on her head. The female was treated and cleared by EMS, and later released from custody without any charges resulting.

With spring weather arriving, and road conditions improving, there has been an uptick in motorists driving faster and therefore more speeding tickets being issued. A total of nine tickets for exceeding the posted speed limit were issued in the past week under the Traffic Safety Act. Other offences that resulted in tickets being issued include disobeying a stop sign, driving without a license, and using cell phone while driving.

The Weyburn Police Service CTSS (Combined Traffic Services of Saskatchewan) Unit will be coordinating several HVE (High Visibility Enforcement) projects throughout the spring. The HVE projects focus on combatting impaired driving as well as other traffic offences in an effort to improve road safety.

*Anyone with information regarding one of these matters, or any other matter of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250, the local RCMP Detachment at 310-RCMP (7267), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A Special Note: The Weyburn Police Service will be hosting a “South Saskatchewan Telecommunicator’s Appreciation Banquet” on April 16 to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week (April 14-20). For further information regarding this event, please contact the Weyburn Police Service.