While numbers were down over the holidays, Saskatchewan RCMP are reminding drivers to keep planning safe rides no matter what time of the year.
In a news release Wednesday, RCMP said 21 people were charged with impaired driving over .08 blood alcohol content between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
That number is down from 29 during the same period in 2016.
There was also a decrease in the number of drivers refusing a Breathalyzer, which is considered the same as blowing over the federal legal limit, from three to none.
Alcohol-related roadside suspensions saw a nearly 50% drop year-over-year between Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, from 14 in 2016 to eight in 2017.
Saskatchewan RCMP stressed even one impaired driver is too many and encouraged people to continue planning safe rides home.