EPS members arrest impaired driver Saturday night

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) apprehended an impaired driver Saturday night.

Police conducted a traffic stop and utilized an approved screening device. 

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The driver failed the test and was brought back to the police station to provide breath samples. The 20-year-old man provided samples of his breath exceeding the legal limits.

He was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and will answer to the charge on Sept. 14.

In other recent police news, members received a report July 8 from a concerned citizen that a dog could be seen in a pool in a backyard and wasn’t able to get out of the pool. The homeowners were away. Police attended and were able to pull the dog out of the pool. The homeowner was contacted and spoken to. The dog was exhausted but the EPS says it will be OK.

Members received a loud music complaint early on July 9. Officers attended and the property owner turned the music down but would not answer the door. The property owner turned the music back up after the police left. Police returned and the music was again turned down. The homeowner will be charged under the noise bylaw.

Officers were called to a local drinking establishment July 10 to remove a male who was intoxicated and refused to leave. He was located nearby and arrested for public intoxication and lodged in cells.

Police continue to receive reports of scams. In one instance, the caller identified himself as a bank employee and requested eBay and Google Play cards. Others vary with the caller claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency or other agencies. Some threaten people that if they are not complying with their demands, they will be arrested. Other callers claim they have discovered some suspicious activity with victim’s banking and try to obtain credit card information. During these calls, the thieves are looking for personal information or money. If you are being threatened or pressured over the phone in any way, hang up and speak to the EPS.  

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