Police lay 14 charges as a result of prov'l focus on impaired driving

Weyburn This Week
January 10, 2014 01:00 AM

In December Weyburn Police Services participated in a provincial focus on impaired driving and other related drinking and driving offences resulting in 14 charges.

Police laid three impaired driving charges, two over .08 limit charges, one refused breath test, four 30 day suspensions, one 24 hour suspension and one driving while disqualified charge.

* On January 5, police found an extremely intoxicated man walking in the cold weather. The individual who was underdressed for the weather conditions had difficulty in telling police where he lived or where he was going. The police eventually identified the subject and were able to get him home out of the weather.

Also on January 5, police were called to a domestic dispute, where the man of the house was extremely intoxicated. The male agreed to go somewhere else for the night to resolve the situation. Police provided him with transportation to a friend's house.

* Police attended a residence along with EMS on January 3 in regard to a person struggling with mental health issues. The individual was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

* On January 2, police attended to two separate motor vehicle accidents. Neither accident resulted in injuries. In each case the driver of the vehicle was charged under the traffic safety act for their driving actions.

* On January 1, police attended to assist EMS with a cardiac arrest of a 2 month old child. Police performed CPR and assisted EMS with the transport to the hospital. Unfortunately the child did not survive. Police are not treating it as a suspicious death.

Police arrested a 25-year-old male for impaired driving, after the driving actions caught the attention of the police. The young man was taken to the Police station where he provided two samples of his breath which were both well over twice the legal limit. He will appear in court later this month.

Police also issued two 24 hour driving suspensions to two other motorists who blew an alert on the roadside screening device, during road side checks that evening.

Police were called to a fight at a local hotel. The man and woman who were in the altercation were taken to different residences for the night. Both individuals were intoxicated and no charges were laid in the situation.

Police attended to an apartment on the east side of the city as the result of a noise complaint and discovered a large amount of blood at and leading up to the apartment. Investigation revealed that one of the residents had slipped and split his head open. He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

* On December 31, Police attended to a landlord who was having a dispute with a tenant. The matter although civil in nature was mediated. Both parties were provided information to deal with the dispute.

Police attended to the Weyburn Trailer court in regard to a report of two vehicles racing around. The vehicles were gone when police arrived. The complainant was unable to provide a vehicle plate number.

Police attended to a motor vehicle accident where a vehicle had collided into a tree in a residential area. The driver, and only occupant, was taken to the hospital to get checked out. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Alcohol was not a contributing factor.

Police attended to a residential area as a result of a complaint of the volume of traffic in the area. It was determined that a party was taking place in the area. Police continued to patrol the area periodically.

* On December 30, police were called to a residence after numerous complaints of a barking dog. As a result the home owner was charged under the bylaw for allowing the dog to bark disturbing the neighbors.

Police attended to a report of a hit and run. The complainant had seen the offending vehicle hit garbage cans and then leave the scene of the accident. The garbage cans were not damaged and the vehicle could not be located.

Weyburn Police assisted the RCMP in locating an erratic driver that was reported en route to Weyburn on the highway. The vehicle never did arrive in Weyburn. The driver was known to the RCMP and the investigation of the driving action will be followed up by them.

Police received a domestic complaint of an individual threatening another individual. The two middle age men were known to each other. The matter is under investigation.

Police received a report of a man being assaulted by his ex-spouse. The couple, who are going through a marital breakdown and custody battle, are no longer cohabitating. The circumstances around the allegation of assault are still under investigation.

Police were called to a residence to assist EMS with a young person who was experiencing some emotional distress. The individual and their family were directed to follow up with their family doctor.


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