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Operation overdrive resulted in 2,400 tickets in December
This image, taken from exclusive video obtained by CTV News, shows Saskatoon police chasing down a drunk driver Saturday night.
Published Friday, January 4, 2013 12:41PM CST
Last Updated Friday, January 4, 2013 3:54PM CST
In December, law enforcement and SGI targeted holiday partiers by checking for impaired driving during operation overdrive.
The month-long traffic safety blitz resulted in more than 8,600 vehicles checked and 2,400 tickets issued across the Saskatchewan.
The majority of the tickets issued were for aggressive driving, which includes speeding, driving without due care and attention, and running red lights and stop signs. The next offense on the list was impaired driving – 217 drivers were ticketed for impaired driving.
The blitz also led to 188 roadside suspensions, 133 improper seat belt tickets, 46 tickets for using a cellphone while driving, and law enforcement issued 41 tickets for open alcohol.