Weyburn police lay charges in ‘Operation Safe Driver’ project

The Weyburn Police Service experienced a busy week with over 100 calls for service during the week of April 26 to May 2. A number of charges resulted from the week, most of which were traffic related as officers participated in an “Operation Safe Driver” project which focused on traffic safety.

During the five-day traffic safety project, WPS officers on the CTSS unit issued a total of 33 charges, including a license suspension to one driver who tested positive for Cannabis. That driver also faces the possibility of a further charge of impaired driving pending the results of a lab analysis.

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Other traffic related charges including speeding, unregistered vehicle and/or trailer, failing to wear seatbelt, driving without due care and attention, and failing to slow to 60 km/hr in a construction zone or when passing by an emergency vehicle with the emergency lights activated.

Two youths were charged under the City of Weyburn bylaw for fighting after police were notified of a consensual fight that took place in a public area and resulted in minor injuries.  Several other youth are facing the possibility of a similar penalty under the bylaw for participating in the incident by videotaping or encouraging the fight.

An adult male faces charges of assault and failing to comply with a probation order after a caller reported hearing a woman yelling inside a nearby residence. Officers attended and arrested the male who was on conditions not to be at the residence. Further to the charges, the male was also breaching his conditional sentence order.

As a result of a traffic stop, an adult male displayed signs of impairment and further investigation resulted in the male being charged with driving while impaired by a drug.

An adult male and an adult female both face several charges including possession and trafficking a controlled substance following an on-going investigation. Both individuals were arrested and held for court.

Officers also dealt with a variety of other calls during the busy week, most of which were resolved without charges.

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).