The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the latest number of impaired drivers being stopped in Saskatchewan is disappointing, but not a surprise.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance says more than 330 drunk drivers were stopped in October and, of those, 314 Criminal Code charges were laid for impaired driving, having a blood alcohol content over .08 or refusing a breath test.
A similar province-wide traffic safety focus in May nabbed more than 350 impaired drivers.
Wendell Waldron with MADD in Regina says he believes there’s a significant part of the population that is obstinate when it comes to impaired driving.
Waldron says MADD is hoping things will improve with new legislation in January that includes a three-day vehicle seizure for drivers who are charged for the first time with having a blood alcohol content over .04.
That change and others were introduced just over a month after former deputy premier Don McMorris pleaded guilty to drunk driving.
(The Canadian Press)