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Estevan Police make arrests for impaired driving this week

Impaired drivers were arrested after calls to the Report Impaired Drivers line.
Estevan Police Service Car

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service arrested and charged a couple of impaired drivers in recent days, and members also made an arrest for an assault.

A call through the Report Impaired Drivers (RID) line on Nov. 11 resulted in a vehicle being stopped in north Estevan. The driver of the vehicle failed a roadside screening device for alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the police station, where he provided samples of his breath. The driver was charged with impaired driving and exceeding .08.

That same day, police received a report regarding a pickup truck that was broken into while parked at a northeast Estevan shop. A window was broken and the ignition was tampered with. The matter remains under investigation.

Members were dispatched to a residence in west-central Estevan regarding a domestic disturbance. The matter was resolved upon police arrival.

Officers received a report of smoke in the hallways at an apartment complex in the north end. Police and the Estevan Fire Rescue Service attended. It was determined to be a cooking-related fire that had been put out by the tenant. The fire department ventilated the building.

A vehicle stop resulted in a male being given a 72-hour licence suspension and his vehicle being impounded for three days, after blowing a warning on the roadside screening device.

An intoxicated male was lodged in cells until sober, as he was intoxicated in a public place and did not have anyone sober to look after him.

Police responded to an RID call in north Estevan on Nov. 10, and as a result, a 45-year-old woman from Saskatoon was arrested for impaired driving. She was transported to the police station, where further investigation resulted in her being charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and driving while over .08. She was released for court in December to answer to the charges. Her driver’s licence was suspended indefinitely and the vehicle she was operating was impounded for 30 days.

Members responded to a disturbance at a residence in the east end of Estevan on Nov. 8. Police arrived and spoke to the complainant and learned the people responsible had left the residence. No further action was necessary.

Police responded to another disturbance at a residence in east Estevan. Police were told that two people were arguing. On arrival, police located intoxicated people but no issues of concern were noted. One of the parties left for the night to settle things down.

Police responded to another disturbance in the east end. On arrival, police spoke to the complainant who reported an assault. The suspect had left the residence and was found nearby in a shed. Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for common assault and resisting arrest. He was held in custody until he was sober and then released on conditions.

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