The Saskatchewan government is cracking down harder on impaired drivers, specifically those with kids under 16 in their vehicle.
The new provision sees an immediate 7 day license suspension for a first offence for anyone caught with a blood alcohol level over .04, or anyone who refuses or fails a sobriety test.
A 2nd offence sees the suspension go to 30 days, and 120 for a 3rd. As well, drivers face having their vehicle seized.
SGI Minister Joe Hargrave says the amendments were inspired by their eastern neighbours in Manitoba.
Hargrave was asked if going to zero tolerance is something on the horizon. He replied it’s not something they are ready to do at this point in time, but will continue to look into.