The Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) saw a relatively quiet night from December 31st until January 1st as people went out to celebrate the new year.

“From about 12 p.m. on New Years Eve to about 12 p.m. on New Years Day, we conducted 5 ASD demands – all five people passed,” said Jay-D Haughton, public information and strategic communication manager with the MJPS. 

They also conducted one test for THC, which was successfully passed by the motorist. 

“We’re happy to see that motorists were being responsible and not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They were using those alternatives that we’d been preaching for quite some time leading up to the holiday season. Big kudos to the City of Moose Jaw for their offering – again – free public transit on New Years Eve.” 

The police report for 7 a.m. on December 31st until 7 a.m. on January 1st shows that police responded to a total of 49 calls for service. 

New Years Eve last year saw only one ASD demand conducted, but Haughton says this year’s increase to 5 ASD demands could have been due to police resources having been required for other calls in 2022.  

The whole year saw the Moose Jaw Police Service respond to 19,833 calls for service, which was 670 calls more than had been received in 2022.  

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