The Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) has released the results of last week’s Selective Traffic Enforcement (STEP) blitz. 

Residents of Moose Jaw were stopped at several locations in the city by MJPS and officers from other jurisdictions around the province.

Locations included 4th Avenue and Thatcher Dr W, the 1300 block Main Street N, 3rd Avenue and Manitoba St E, and the north end of the 4th Avenue bridge. They also had a motorcycle patrol throughout the city.  

Sergeant Ryan Lawrence said the program is in partnership with SGI, and it was Moose Jaw’s turn to host the two-day blitz. 

“June 12th, we were focusing on mostly impaired driving, and June 13th, we were focusing on other rules of the road, as well as impaired driving.” 

In total, 780 vehicles were checked, with 140 tickets being issued, and drivers receiving 197 warnings. 

Approximately 528 ASD demands were made during the blitz. “One failed, and was arrested for impaired driving,” said Lawrence.  

15 people received roadside suspensions for alcohol/drugs. 

Lawrence said that the blitz went well. “Traffic safety is an important part of what we do here at the Moose Jaw Police Service, so it’s important that we do some concentration on that.”