Impaired driving News

Bisho Kalappurakkal, 35, died after being hit by an alleged drunk driver on Highway 18 and Highway 39 near Bienfait, Sask., on June 24, 2017.

'It’s gotta stop:' dad of man hit by alleged drunk driver

By Lauren Golosky June 26, 2017 - 1:04pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 5:03pm

Dennis Gonas’ son did everything right Saturday night.

After having drinks with friends, he made sure they got home safely in a cab before heading home to Bienfait from...

Estevan RCMP and emergency services responded to a two-vehicle crash just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 39 on June 24, 2017.

Woman charged with drunk driving after man dies in crash

By 980 CJME June 26, 2017 - 7:56am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 8:00am

A 59-year-old woman faces drunk driving charges after a crash that killed one man and sent another to hospital over the weekend.

Estevan RCMP responded to a two-car...

Police have charged Muriel Janice Buffalo, 52, with impaired driving after a crash on April 2, 2017.

Regina woman charged after three-vehicle crash

By 980 CJME June 1, 2017 - 12:41pm Updated: June 1, 2017 - 12:45pm

A woman is facing multiple impaired driving charges after a collision in April.

Police were dispatched to the intersection of Dewdney Avenue and Fleet Street around 2 a....

Regina police’s impaired driving enforcement team stopped almost 500 drivers during the May long weekend.

Regina police nab 3 drunk drivers during May long blitz

By 980 CJME May 23, 2017 - 11:38am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 11:45am

While it’s recognized as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the May long weekend has also become known for tragic road collisions in Saskatchewan.

Regina police were...

Police across Saskatchewan will be out looking for impaired drivers from May 19-22, 2017.

Police crack down on impaired driving during long weekend

By 980 CJME May 19, 2017 - 6:43am Updated: May 19, 2017 - 6:45am

The May long weekend in Saskatchewan is a notoriously bad one on the road when it comes to drunk driving-related crashes.

That's why police across the province will be...

The SGI ad features real people from Saskatchewan who were killed in an impaired driving related crash.

SGI ad uses photos of Sask. victims to target drunk drivers

By Sarah Mills May 11, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: May 12, 2017 - 9:48am

The sound of sobbing echoed through the legislature as SGI played its 2017 impaired driving campaign ad for the first time on Thursday.

Members of the government's...

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...

A Kamsack RCMP officer has been suspended with pay after being charged with impaired driving. He was off-duty at the time.

Sask. Mountie suspended with pay after drinking and driving charges

By 980 CJME February 1, 2017 - 11:19am Updated: February 2, 2017 - 6:33am

He's supposed to nab drunk drivers, but a Saskatchewan RCMP officer is now accused of being impaired behind the wheel just days ago.

Police responded to the complaint of...

Daphne Schmidt was killed in an alleged drunk driving crash near Southey, north of Regina, on Jan. 21, 2017.

Bail hearing set for accused in deadly drunk driving crash

By 980 CJME January 25, 2017 - 8:28pm Updated: January 25, 2017 - 8:30pm

A bail hearing is set for the man accused of killing Daphne Schmidt in an alleged drunk driving crash on the weekend.

Wade Ganje, 34, from Weyburn, faces a number of...

 Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate, which spurred changes to provincial laws that went into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Drunk driving numbers up in December despite police, SGI efforts

By 650 CKOM January 23, 2017 - 1:16pm Updated: January 23, 2017 - 1:16pm

The latest numbers provide a disappointing reflection on efforts to combat drinking and driving in Saskatchewan.

In December, police recorded 353 impaired driving...

Alcohol believed to be factor in deadly crash by Southey, Sask.

By 980 CJME January 22, 2017 - 11:28am Updated: January 22, 2017 - 9:51pm

A violent crash near Southey has claimed the life of a Saskatchewan woman.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday approximately 13 kilometres south of the small...