The Saskatoon Police Service conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday night (December 22nd). Over a 4-hour period, police checked just over 500 drivers. Of those, 3 now face charges of impaired driving and one faces an additional charge of failing to comply with a breath demand.
In addition, 2 other drivers faced immediate 3-day roadside suspensions and a vehicle impoundment for having a blood alcohol content that exceeded 40 milligrams percent (.04).
Police wish to remind motorists that more sobriety checkpoints are scheduled throughout the holiday season and that drug and alcohol impaired driving legislation will be strictly enforced. Anyone out celebrating is encouraged to make a plan to get home safely prior to heading out.