Saskatchewan RCMP are saying they have been busier in traffic enforcement initiatives like they were involved in last weekend, but they were kept busy.
“Operation Impact” saw checkstops at several high-traffic volume locations in the province like Highway 39 near Weyburn and Estevan and Highway 2 near Moose Jaw along with the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead Highways.
At the end of the weekend, 723 charges had been issued with another 456 written warnings handed out.
One of the more high-profile tickets handed out was someone caught between Regina and White City on the Number 1 highway going 178 kilometers an hour. It was later determined that the person behind the wheel was impaired.
Sergeant Conrad Logan with “F” Division says tragedy was avoided.
“Fortunately we were able to get the person stopped and get’em pulled over and we started our investigation, and it turned into an impaired driving investigation. Thankfully we got that person off the road before they could have caused any further damage.” he said.
While there weren’t a lot of driving while impaired charges issued, RCMP say driving while impaired continues to be problematic on Saskatchewan roads.