EPS members arrest an impaired driver

Members of the Estevan Police Service arrested an impaired driver during the April 19 night shift.

Police stopped a vehicle on Highway 47 near the junction with the truck bypass after it failed to halt at a stop sign. The driver was arrested after he failed a roadside screening device test.

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He was charged for impaired driving, driving while over .08, disobeying a stop sign and having open alcohol in a vehicle. He will make his first court appearance June 10.

No other details were immediately available. 

  • In other recent police news, harassing communications were reported to police during the April 17 night shift. They involved unfavorable continuous texts being sent to an Estevan resident. All involved were spoken to and the matter was resolved without further incident.
  • A 911 call originated from a central Estevan business. Members attended at which time the report was found to be false.
  • Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in a southwest Estevan neighborhood. Extensive patrols were conducted, but the vehicle wasn’t found.
  • Fuel was obtained from a north central Estevan gas station, for which the purchase wasn’t approved through the payment card used. The customer had no knowledge of what happened and returned and paid for the fuel without further issue.
  • Members had a report of a 911 hangup call from a local school during the April 18 day shift. Staff at the school located where the call came from and who it was. There was no emergency occurring. The student was educated about the use of 911.
  • Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in west Estevan. A female was arrested and taken into custody at a residence. The matter remains under investigation.
  • Members are investigating a theft under $5,000. The complainant and suspect are known to each other.
  • Police received a complaint during the April 19 day shift of youths running out onto the street and not paying attention to traffic when they were playing. The complainant was concerned for their safety. Police attended and the youths had moved on.
  • Members were notified of a parking issue, as the complainant didn’t want a neighbour parking in front of the complainant’s house. Police advised that the street is public property and the only restriction of concern would be if the vehicle was in the same spot for more than 24 hours.
  • Police located some males putting barricades across the street in front of the fire hall. An Estevan male was arrested and charged for putting material on the travel portion of the highway that impedes traffic. The barricades were moved off the street by the police.
  • Members attended to two separate complaints of gas drive-offs from local gas stations. The matters are still under investigation.
  • Officers were active on patrol and issued summary offence tickets for exceeding the posted speed limit, using a cellular device while operating a motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
  • Police responded to a complaint of at alarm at a business. All was found to be secure.
  • Members received a call through the Report Impaired Drivers (RID) line during the April 19 night shift, about a vehicle leaving a northeast parking lot. The vehicle was located and the driver provided a breath sample into a roadside screening device. The motorist had not consumed any alcohol.
  • Police were called to an intoxicated and unresponsive male laying on a sidewalk. Police found the male and Emergency Medical Services was called to assess the male. He was arrested for being intoxicated in public and was released when sober.
  • Officers were called to a local lounge for a report of a suspicious ID. Police checked the ID and confirmed it was genuine. No further action was needed.
  • Police were called to a report of three males being unlawfully in an apartment building. Police were able to locate one of the males and the investigation to the matter is ongoing.
  • Members received a noise complaint from a residence in east Estevan during the April 20 day shift. The homeowner was initially warned, but escalated the noise and was charged under the bylaw a short time later. He will appear in court in June to answer to the charge.
  • Officers responded to a complaint of two young people missing from an Edward Street residence. The youths were located a short time later and no further police involvement was needed.
  • Police received a report of a disturbance in south Estevan during the April 20 night shift. A female had been injured after an argument over property. She went to the hospital for treatment. The matter remains under investigation.
  • Officers received an RID call from a fast food drive-thru. The vehicle was located in the parking lot however no one was inside it. The people around the vehicle were spoken to and a sober driver was located.
  • Police located a business with an insecure door. The property rep was contacted and attended to secure the building.
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