Police hold high-visibility CheckStops

The Weyburn Police Service CTSS Unit hosted a multi-agency CheckStop with the support of the Weyburn Police Service, Moose Jaw Police Service CTSS Unit, Regina Police Service CTSS Unit, Weyburn RCMP Traffic Services, Saskatchewan Highway Patrol and local Conservation Officers on Friday evening.

The checkstop focused on drinking and impaired drivers, but dealt with all forms of violations.

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Four locations were set up within and near the City of Weyburn, and over 500 vehicles passed through these check points.

No impaired drivers were detected or arrested. However two roadside screening tests were conducted, resulting in low readings and the driver being able to continue on without consequence.

During this event a number of charges were laid, including 21 provincial statute offences, 56 written warnings, 38 vehicle defects ordered to be inspected and one vehicle was impounded.

From December 14-16, Weyburn CTSS and other partner agencies continued to patrol and resulted in an additional 27 provincial statute tickets, 29 warning tickets, 39 vehicle defect Inspection notices, eight Criminal Code charges, three vehicles were impounded and two drivers were subject to license suspensions.

“We would like to thank the motorists for their patience while this very worthwhile activity was carried out,” said deputy chief Rod Stafford. “No one, least of all the police, wishes to see any form of collision during this time, especially ones that are 100-per-cent preventable.”