For a 48-hour period, approximately mid-afternoon November 15 to mid-afternoon November 17, 2021, RCMP’s Roving Traffic Unit (RTU), together with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol officers, conducted road safety enforcement in the Yorkton, Sk. area.
“Although this was not a dedicated check stop, approximately 100 vehicles were pulled over,” shares Cpl. Bryce Pender of RCMP RTU. “We have an excellent partnership with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol and together we located and removed six separate impaired drivers off Saskatchewan roads.”
Cpl. Pender says they focused primarily within the City of Yorkton and Highway #16. “The six drivers tested positive for THC (cannabis) or alcohol. The majority, five, tested positive for THC and one for alcohol. What may be surprising is the drivers who tested positive were stopped during the daytime – one around 9:30 in the morning. Motorists need to remain vigilant at all times of day.”
One driver’s license was suspended 120 days with a seven day impound and the remaining drivers received a three-day suspension and vehicle impound.
RTU will continue their important work focusing on road and public safety, focusing on different areas of the province at different times.
Image attached: RCMP officers conducted enforcement as part of a two-day road safety initiative.
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