Expect to see plenty of law enforcement on Saskatchewan highways — as well as Regina this weekend — as Country Thunder Saskatchewan officially begins in the Craven Valley.
Police in Regina and around Craven, Sask. say they intend to keep a close eye on dangerous and impaired driving.
Regina Police Inspector Lorilee Davis says impaired driving is always top of mind for investigators and beat-officers, but speed will also be a big issue.
But she says Police will have some help.
“Certainly, it’s social media,” Davis said. “We have a lot more followers on Facebook and Twitter and we use that method to get people to help us out.”
Inspector Davis says a lot of planning has gone into planning for this weekend — even in the City of Regina — which means more officers over a larger area.
“This weekend, we will have extra officers out conducting traffic enforcement,” Davis said. “That’s in addition to our regular officer who will be out, obviously prepared to respond to any calls for service.”
Saskatchewan RCMP will also have a major presence at Country Thunder.
Not just on the campgrounds and entertainment sites, but on highways in and around the music festival.