Last night's arrests by Saskatoon Police shows drinking and driving is still a major issue in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.
Police have charged five drivers with impaired driving in five separate incidents overnight. The first call came in just before 7 p.m. Friday, when a vehicle was seen driving erratically around Lorne Avenue and Circle Drive. The person who reported the suspected vehicle kept following it until police could stop the driver near Avenue P and 19th Street. A 50 year old man was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. Then, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a vehicle heading west on 8th Street rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a red light at Clarence Avenue. A 29 year old man is facing an impaired driving charge, along with refusing a breathalyzer test. Nobody was hurt. Just under an hour later, a patrol officer saw a vehicle driving erratically around 33rd Street West and Catherwood Drive. A 34 year old man was charged with impaired driving. At 3:22 a.m., some residents in the Mayfair neighbourhood reported to police a truck was racing around around Valens Drive. The truck struck the curb and the rear truck cap fell off. A 21 year old man was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. And just a few minutes later, a vehicle crashed into a cab waiting for a traffic light at 33rd Street and Junor Avenue. Nobody was injured, but a 27 year old man was charged with impaired driving. If you are planning on heading out during the holidays, there are a number of options to get home if you choose to have a few drinks. You could get a cab, stay over at a friend's house, find a sober driver to give you a ride home, and starting this weekend, Operation Red Nose will take you and your vehicle home for a donation.