Saskatchewan RCMP release Operation Impact numbers

By paNOW Staff
October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Saskatchewan RCMP were busy over the Thanksgiving long weekend, as they joined up with local police services as part of Operation Impact.

The operation saw police set up check points on some of the more busy highways in the province along with having a bigger presence on Saskatchewan's roads overall. According to the RCMP the check stops and increased presences on the roads led to over 700 drivers being charged.

The enforcement blitz saw five people charged for driving while they were impaired by alcohol, one person was also charged for driving while impaired by drugs. Two drivers were given road side suspensions.

The rest of the offences were, 546, speeding tickets, 143 tickets for moving violations such as following too closely, or driving an unregistered vehicle, 19 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt, nine tickets for using a cellphone while driving.

Mounties also issued over 400 written warnings to drivers, while issuing over 50 inspection notices.

 

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