Drunk driving News

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 - 4:51pm

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 - 3:05pm

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...

Police say a suspected car thief was driving drunk when he ran a red light at the intersection of Clarence Avenue South and Circle Drive, hitting another vehicle.

Saskatoon police charge alleged car thief with drunk driving, hit-and-run

By 650 CKOM January 24, 2017 - 7:06am Updated: January 24, 2017 - 7:13am

A 28-year-old man has been charged after a late night car crash in Saskatoon.   Police said a 1986 Chrysler New Yorker was reported stolen around 10:50 p.m. Monday.   The owner...

According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan has a rate of 575 drunk driving incidents per 100,000 people – approaching three times the national rate.

Sask. drunk driving rates remain worst in Canada

By 650 CKOM December 14, 2016 - 10:44am Updated: December 14, 2016 - 5:15pm

Once again, Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate.

Statistics Canada released its annual report on impaired driving Wednesday.

Across the country,...

From Friday to the end of Sunday, RCMP charged 24 people with either impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired care and control of a motor vehicle or refusing a breathalyzer.

Sask. RCMP charge 24 people with drunk driving over weekend

By 980 CJME December 6, 2016 - 9:40am Updated: December 6, 2016 - 9:45am

While RCMP in Saskatchewan were sharing stories about drunk drivers on social media, Mounties were also on the roads stopping and charging drunk drivers.

From Friday to...

Saskatchewan has the highest rate of drinking and driving incidents among all provinces.

Full Speed Ahead: How liquor privatization could impact drinking and driving in Sask.

By Chris Vandenbreekel October 8, 2016 - 1:36pm Updated: November 7, 2016 - 8:29am

Saskatchewan has a complicated relationship with alcohol.

It's fun for many, but liquor can also be deadly.

Among all the provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan has...

Lawyer says mandatory interlock systems would curb drunk driving

By Kevin Martel September 11, 2016 - 5:09pm Updated: September 11, 2016 - 5:30pm

Some believe the best way to reduce or eliminate drunk driving isn't by making penalties harsher, but instead to install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device in every...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said his government will be looking into ways to reduce drunk driving in the province when the Legislature reconvenes next month.

Sask. Premier asks for ideas to curb drunk driving

By The Canadian Press September 10, 2016 - 12:23pm Updated: September 10, 2016 - 12:29pm

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is calling on his ministers to come up with suggestions for tackling the province's high drinking and driving rates when the legislature...

Amy Kaufmann with her brothers Tanner and Matt.

Sister remembers Tanner Kaufmann as protector, best friend and loving father

By Sarah Mills September 9, 2016 - 6:46am Updated: September 9, 2016 - 9:50am

The grieving Kaufmann family is getting ready to say goodbye to Tanner on Saturday.

The 37-year-old was killed in a crash Sunday north of Regina. A 19-year-old is facing...

Provincial Court in Regina.

19-year-old accused drunk driver appears in Regina court

By Amber McGuckin September 7, 2016 - 1:24pm Updated: September 7, 2016 - 1:30pm

The accused drunk driver in a fatal crash north of Regina appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

Colby Heid, 19, was wearing a bright orange jumpsuit when he appeared...

Fort Qu'Appelle RCMP detachment.

Woman arrested for drunk driving at police station in Fort Qu'Appelle

By 980 CJME August 10, 2016 - 10:37am Updated: August 11, 2016 - 7:31am

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP officers didn’t have to go far to catch one suspected drunk driver when she turned up on their doorstep.

In July, the detachment responded to 17...

Chandra and Jordan Van de Vorst, along with their two children Miguire, 2, and Kamryn, 5, were killed in a crash on Jan. 3, 2016.

Grandfather of children killed in drunk driving crash reacts to McMorris charge

By Bryn Levy August 9, 2016 - 3:20pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 3:20pm

A father and grandfather who lost nearly a third of his family to a drunk driver says the case of Don McMorris is another reminder of Saskatchewan's backward attitudes toward...

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