The Regina Police Service says it is happy to announce there was only one impaired driving charged laid on New Year’s Eve.
Kim Schmidt Social Media Officer with the Regina Police Service says a stronger police presence and a media focus on impaired driving through December, may have been a contributing factor to the low numbers.
“Throughout December there was more officers out on patrol, focusing just on looking for impaired drivers.”
Schmidt says many people also took advantage of the many services available to get you home safely after a night of drinking.
“There was a lot of people that were using safe alternatives to get home, and there is a lot of ways to get home, so really there is no excuse to be driving drunk.”
Last year Regina Police charged four people with impaired driving on New Years Eve.
In the meantime, the Saskatoon Police Service checked over 2,800 vehicles for impaired driving over the holidays.
As a result of the four check stops, there were two charges of Impaired Driving.
Saskatoon Police say they received assistance from the RCMP ‘F’ Division, Corman Park Police Service and Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS).