Saskatchewan RCMP says between 3,500 and 4,000 vehicles were stopped between Tuesday and Thursday at a checkstop near Chamberlain. The checkstop was done by Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS).
Nineteen police officers from Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan took part from Rosetown, Maidstone, Martensville, Lanigan, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Swift Current RCMP detachments and Moose Jaw Police Service.
The focus was on removing unsafe vehicles and vehicles towing recreational items improperly from the roads, as well as identifying drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol.
The CTSS issued the following from the checkstop:
- 17 suspensions for Cannabis use
- 1 suspension for Cocaine use – police located the driver around 6:00 p.m.
- 4 roadside driving suspensions for Alcohol
- 37 vehicle inspections were issued
- 4 people were arrested in relation to outstanding warrants
- 8 suspended drivers were stopped
- 22 vehicles were impounded as a result of impaired driving
- 4 child car seats were given out via an SGI grant after 44 child car seat inspections were completed
- 85 vehicles were taken out of service for Vehicle Equipment Regulations violations
- 918 warnings were issued
- 104 tickets were issued for various other offences