The Estevan Police Service along with the RCMP, the Combined Traffic Services Unit (CTSU) will be conducting high visibility check stops this weekend

"This is a program that is being supported by SGI," explains Deputy Police Chief, Murray Cowan. "This is something we are going to be running throughout the year and we will be doing one here in Estevan."

The May Long Weekend will be the kick off for the province-wide program with check stops setting up all over Saskatchewan. 

"The province is kicking it off this weekend and there's going to be several of them throughout the province and Estevan will be taking part in that."

"Expect to see check stops, expect to see lots of police officers. You may very well likely drive through one of them as you leave for the weekend or if you happen to be coming here for the weekend."

"There could be some out on the highways out of town. There will definitely be some in and around the city and there could be some out on the highways in the southeast corner."

Cowan also mentioned that they are planning to continue these types of stop throughout the year. 

"This is something you're going to see throughout the remainder of the year. You're going to see high visibility check stops especially when there's events happening in certain communities and that doesn't necessarily mean the bigger centres like Estevan and Weyburn, it could be in small communities as well."

"Impaired driving is a big problem in the province, it's a big problem in the southeast corner of the province and it is something that we're working with our partners and that includes SGI, the government and CTSU are all working diligently to curb this problem."



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