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Police stop checks look for impaired drivers May long weekend
Published Friday, May 19, 2017 9:47AM CST
Police across Saskatchewan will be running check stops to catch impaired drivers this long weekend.
"Our members, along with other police officers across the province, will be out this weekend, specifically seeking out those who have chosen to drive impaired," said Sgt. Ian Barr of the Regina Police Traffic Section.
Drivers charged with .04 blood alcohol content will lose their license and vehicle for three days.
For drivers under 21 years old, their license could be lost for a minimum 60 days.
"As you head out this weekend, make sure to buckle up and put the cellphone away, and don't drive if you've consumed drugs or alcohol," said Earl Cameron, vice president of the Auto Fund.
There is an increase amount of crashes during the May long weekend, according to SGI.
Last May long weekend, there were 255 crashes with 82 injuries and two deaths.
Those statistics increased since 2014 May long weekend, when there were 198 crashes, resulting in 52 injuries and five deaths.