On Saturday night, members of the Estevan Police Service decided to thank those people who planned a safe ride home and left their vehicles overnight instead of driving home impaired.

Scraper.jpg(photo courtesy @estevan_police)

"Our platoon was out and about," shared Sgt Evan Handley, "just giving people props for being smart and planning a ride home."

Members handed out window scrapers from SGI as a thank you for making a good decision. 

"I know when my vehicle is left overnight it's nice to have that windshield scraper so you can actually see when you go to drive away. It was just our way of saying thank you for looking out for everyone on the roads and planning a safe ride home."

EPS also responded to a few calls for service last night. 

"Just before 8:40 last night, members were dispatched to the No Frills area where a 40-year-old male was located and arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. He was lodged in cells overnight to make sure he was safe as he had no one safe to go home to."

Police also located a vehicle this morning, just before 5 AM and charged the driver with driving while suspended. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 

"Members conducted numerous checks on people on judicial release last night and found everyone to be home."

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