Saskatchewan needs tougher penalties for impaired drivers according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
MADD says to stop what it calls a pervasive culture of impaired driving, changes need to happen.
Wendell Waldron, a community leader with MADD in Regina, says a second impaired driving offence currently carries a three-year license suspension, but believes people shouldn’t be allowed to drive for 10 years if they’re caught driving drunk a second time.
“If they’ve gotten a second DUI, clearly the first one didn’t impact them enough to change their decision making moving forward,” he said.
The comments come after Don McMorris, the former deputy premier of Saskatchewan, was fined and lost his licence for a year after being caught driving with two and a-half times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.