One driver learned the hard way not to speed past emergency vehicles with their lights activated.
On June 27th, Weyburn and Regina combined traffic services officers were conducting a traffic stop on Highway 1 west of Qu’Appelle.
While their emergency lights were activated a vehicle drove past them at 83 km/h and was subsequently pulled over.
An oral fluid device test was conducted on the driver, which detected cannabis, and a further search of the vehicle turned up 16 cartons of illegal cigarettes.
The driver was handed tickets for passing an emergency vehicle over 60 km/h and violating the Tobacco Tax Act, plus a roadside driver’s license suspension and had the vehicle impounded.