Numbers released by SGI show a significant drop in drinking and driving offences since new laws took effect at the start of January in Saskatchewan.
After a December where SGI told us there were 353 drinking and driving offences — which was higher than December 2015 — the number for January is much lower.
74 people were charged after driving with a blood alcohol content of over .08.
The numbers also show just 17 experienced drivers had their vechicle seized for three days for having a blood alcohol content of between .04 and .08 – which was one of the new laws enacted.
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It was hoped the tougher laws which call for a three day vehicle seizure for those caught with a blood alcohol content between .04 and .08 would reduce the amount of drinking and driving seen in Saskatchewan.
This after a 2016 where there were several high-profile incidents, including one involving deputy Premier and Sask Liquor and Gaming minister Don McMorris.
In all, SGI says 119 drivers in Saskatchewan had their licence seized from January 1 until the 29th.