Impaired driving enforcement was the focus of police over the holiday season, with those efforts resulting in 545 impaired driving offences in December.
Saskatchewan law enforcement conducted dozens of checkstops in conjunction with less-visible forms of enforcement. These stops resulted in 183 Criminal Code impaired driving offences and 362 administrative suspensions for exceeding provincial limits.
Of the 362 administrative suspensions 241 were related to drugs, the remaining 121 were alcohol related. SGI notes that the prevalence of drug-related suspensions is due to increased access to roadside oral fluid testers that can detect whether a driver has been using cannabis and other drugs.