Police arrest impaired drivers over long weekend

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) arrested two impaired drivers from separate incidents over the weekend.

At about 7:04 a.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched for a Reported Impaired Driver (RID) who was allegedly cutting off other vehicles on 2nd Avenue West and 15th Street to Marquis Road.

The vehicle was stopped at 1900 2nd Ave. West, near Paul Depeel Metals Contracting, where the male driver was visibly impaired and had evidence of consuming alcohol.

The 34-year-old from Regina was arrested and failed breathalyzer tests at the police station.

He’s charged with impaired driving of a motor vehicle and exceeding .08.

He’s since been released from custody, but is scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Nov. 19.

Then, around 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, officers went to the 1800 block of 17th Street West, which is by St. Michael Community School, after they received a hit-and-run complaint.

A blue truck had hit two vehicles before fleeing the scene eastbound on MacArthur Drive, according to the report.

Police located the truck parked on the 500 block of MacArthur Drive with significant front-end damage.

They then questioned two males who were walking away from the truck.

One admitted to being the driver and looked intoxicated, so they arrested him and conducted breathalyzer tests, which he failed.

The 18-year-old has been charged with impaired driving of a motor vehicle, exceeding .08, as well as care and charge or control of a motor vehicle involved in an accident with intent to escape.

The man has since been released and will face these charges in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Nov. 26.

Overall, PAPS responded to 329 calls between Friday night and Monday morning and made 69 arrests.

The top two calls for service were disturbances, at 60 calls, and intoxicated persons, at 58.