As the holiday season brings more options for getting home safe after a few too many, it turns out some people still don’t get the message not to drink and drive.
Saskatoon Police charged five men with impaired driving between 7 p.m. Friday and 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
It started with a call about an erratic driver near Lorne Avenue and Circle Drive.
The caller followed the driver to Avenue P and 19th Street when police arrived.
The 50-year-old man behind the wheel charged with driving while over .08 and got a court date next month.
Just after midnight police were called to a collision at 8th Street and Clarence Avenue where a vehicle hit a vehicle sitting at a red light. A 29-year-old man was charged in connection and refused to give a breath test. No one was injured in the crash.
About an hour later, at 1:25 a.m., an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle being driven erratically around 33rd Street West and Catherwood Drive led to a charge and court date for a 34-year-old man.
At 3:22 a.m. people that live on Valens Drive called police about a truck racing through the neighbourhood. According to police, the truck hit a curb and the rear truck cap fell off. The driver, a 21-year-old man was arrested and charged.
Just a few minutes later a cab sitting at the intersection at Junor Avenue and 33rd Street was rear-ended. There were no injuries and police charged a 27-year-old driver with impaired driving and held him in custody because of other factors police didn’t elaborate on.