Estevan police apprehend an impaired driver, make other arrests

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) arrested an impaired driver on Sept. 11.

Officers stopped a vehicle on the city’s east side and checked the driver for sobriety. The driver was tested on the roadside screening device and subsequently failed the test.

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He was then arrested and taken back to the police station for further testing and investigation. It was found that he was over the .08 legal limit.

The 22-year-old Estevan driver was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. He will appear in court later in November to answer to the charges.

No other details were immediately available.

In other recent police news, members received a report of an attempted break and enter in the 1100-block of First Street on Sept. 10. On arrival, officers were unable to locate the subject of the complaint and the matter is still under investigation.

Police attended to a complaint of a theft from a garage around Duncan Road. While still investigating the matter, members learned there was no theft and a friend of the family had picked up an item unbeknownst to the homeowner.

Officers were called Sept. 13 to assist a member of the public who had caught a skunk in his cat trap. Police along with city staff removed the skunk from the property. The male was charged under the City of Estevan bylaw for using an unlicensed cat trap within city limits.

Police were called to a report of an insecure building. Police searched the building and contacted the property owner to secure it. No damage was located in the structure.

Members received a report of an unwanted intoxicated guest at a central Estevan residence. Police attended and the guest had left prior to members arriving. The individual was not located.

Officers received a report of mischief to property in the Pleasantdale area. The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a second report of mischief to a property in the Pleasandate area. Members attended and were unable to locate anyone. The matter is still under investigation.

Officers received a call from a central residence. The occupants were not getting along. Police attended and mediated a resolution for the evening.

Members received a report of suspicious and loud persons in the Centennial area. Officers attended and were not able to locate anyone in the area.

During a traffic stop on Sept. 15, police gave a mandatory breath demand to a 51-year-old man. He blew over the provincial limit of .04, and his driver’s licence was suspended for three days and his vehicle was also impounded for three days.

Police were called to investigate a person allegedly purchasing cannabis for minors. Officers were able to locate the suspects and determined through investigation no offence had been committed.

Members received a driving complaint regarding a vehicle on Kensington Avenue on the wrong side of the road. The matter is being looked into.

Police received another driving complaint in relation to a different vehicle. The vehicle was located and stopped. The driver was warned of his actions.

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