Saskatchewan ponders ways to tackle drunk driving, meets with MADD Canada

Saskatchewan ponders ways to tackle drunk driving, meets with MADD Canada

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Andrew Murie says he had a positive meeting with Justice Minister Gord Wyant and Joe Hargrave, the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance.

He says they discussed ways to toughen impaired driving laws in the province, including an immediate roadside prohibition.

Murie says the idea is working well in British Columbia, where there has been a decrease in impaired driving.

Hargrave says other options discussed include a zero tolerance for drivers under 21 and a new program to report impaired drivers.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall called on his ministers last month to come up with suggestions for tackling the province’s high drinking and driving rates, after his former deputy premier admitted to drunk driving in a government car.

Court heard Don McMorris had 2 1/2 times the legal amount of alcohol in his system when RCMP pulled him over in a construction zone east of Regina in August.

McMorris pleaded guilty to having a blood-alcohol level over .08 and was fined $1,820. He also lost his licence for one year.


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