The premier expressed disappointment Monday over his friend and colleague Don McMorris.
The Indian Head MLA was charged with impaired driving on Aug. 5 and resigned from government the following day.
Wall released a statement on the weekend, and on Monday took questions from reporters at the Saskatchewan Legislature.
“To say very, very disappointed really doesn’t quite cover it because of what Don risked when he made that decision in terms of the lives of others and his own,” Wall said. “This was a terrible decision that he made.rinking and driving risks and ruins lives.”
Wall was quick to point out he was struggling to find the words for his feelings because McMorris is his friend.
“Concerned for him, but first and foremost disappointment and frankly gratitude that that there was no injury,” Wall said.
The two were first elected in 1999 and have remained colleagues throughout that time, with Wall appointing McMorris deputy premier in May 2015.
Three sitting MLAs currently have impaired driving convictions.
Wall wouldn’t speculate Monday on what role McMorris will play in the in the future.
“I think he is focused on getting some help and being accountable for his actions,” Wall said. “What Don avails himself of, in terms of counseling and support, I think that will dictate things down the road.”
Correction: a previous version of this story said five sitting MLAs have impaired driving convictions, but only three do. There were two additional candidates in the 2016 election who had DUIs, but were not elected.