Weyburn police charge drivers for drug-impaired driving offences

City police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Sunday. As the result of the stop the driver was requested to provide a roadside Oral Fluid Screening test, which resulted in a positive indication of cocaine. A subsequent demand to the driver to provide a blood sample pursuant to the Criminal Code was refused by the driver. The driver is now facing criminal charges of refusing to provide a blood sample, impaired driving by drug and possession of fentanyl. The accused will be making a future court appearance. 

City police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Friday. As a result of the stop, an Oral Fluid Roadside screening test was conducted and found to be positive for THC. The driver was issued a 60-day licence suspension as well as a three-day vehicle impound. A ticket was also issued for unlawful possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle.

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Weyburn police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Saturday. As a result the driver was administered a roadside Oral Fluid Screening test, resulting in a positive test for the presence of cocaine. The driver was issued a 60-day licence suspension along with a three-day vehicle impound. The driver was also charged with driving while suspended.

Weyburn police conducted a check of a vehicle on Oct. 20 and found the driver to be passed out behind the wheel. The subject was taken into custody and processed by a Drug Evaluation Expert. The subject did not perform poorly enough on the DRE exam to warrant impaired driving charges, but was issued a three-day licence suspension and a vehicle impound. The driver has also been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl and possession of cocaine.

City police received a complaint of a quad being operated within city limits on Oct. 20. The vehicle was located and a ticket issued. Residents are reminded that quads, unlicenced motorcycles and snowmobiles cannot be operated anywhere within city limits.

Weyburn police were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance on Oct. 20. Upon their arrival the matter had calmed and one party was removed from the residence. The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of a vehicle that had struck a light pole then left the scene of the collision on Oct. 20. The vehicle was located and a ticket for driving too fast for road conditions was issued.

Weyburn police received a report of a possible stolen credit card information being used in Alberta on Wednesday. The matter is still under investigation.

While on patrol, a member of the Weyburn police observed a person known to be on court-ordered conditions not to possess alcohol or to be in a store selling alcohol enter a store and purchase alcohol on Sunday. The person was arrested and has been charged with failing to comply with a probation order. 

While on patrol on Sunday, a member of the Weyburn police observed a person known to be on a 24-hour curfew to be violating that curfew. The person was arrested without incident and is now facing a charge of breaching a court order.

With Halloween approaching, the Weyburn Police Service wishes to remind all drivers who may be travelling around the city on Saturday to be extra cautious of those who are out Trick or Treating. The Weyburn police will be on patrol assisting to keep the day safe for everyone.