There’s been a fatal accident in Regina and police say alcohol likely was involved in this incident.
It happened overnight at the intersection of Albert Street and 25th Avenue around 3:00am.
According to Police, a Kia Spectra was stopped for a red light at that intersection facing north.
A Dodge Journey was also north bound on Albert Street travelling at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the Dodge did not stop and slammed into the rear of the Kia.
The front seat passenger of the Kia was fatally injured.
The driver of the Kia was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
28-year old Brendan Sugar, who is charged with Impaired Driving Causing Death – as well as other charges – will make his first court appearance on Tuesday.
The fatality happened a month after a former politician in Saskatchewan was charged with impaired driving.
Don McMorris, the former deputy premier of Saskatchewan, was fined and lost his licence for a year after being caught driving with 2 1/2 times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.
Following that incident Mothers Against Drunk Driving criticized the province’s so-called lax drinking and driving laws.
MADD says Saskatchewan needs to have tougher penalties to stop what it calls a “pervasive culture of impaired driving.”