In a post on his Facebook account Saturday morning, Premier Brad Wall says Saskatchewan has a serious problem when it comes to drinking and driving, and that it must stop.
Wall says the problem persists despite numerous measures put in by the government in an attempt to curtail getting behind the wheel while impaired.
He says he has asked his ministers of justice and SGI to consider further action, and that additional measures are ready for urgent consideration next month when the Legislature reconvenes. He is also asking the public if they have ideas that he would like to hear them.
The post from Wall comes days after former deputy Premier Don McMorris, who was also serving as minister of Sask Liquor and Gaming, was fined 1820 dollars and had his licence taken away for a year after pleading guilty to driving while impaired this summer.
It also comes less than a week after a Regina father of two, 37 year old Tanner Kaufmann, was killed on a grid road north of the city by an alleged drunk driver.