While 'children were nestled all snug in their beds', and Estevan residents exchanged gifts and enjoyed the holidays, the Estevan Police Service was out and about to keep them safe.
"December 20th to 28th, EPS members picked up two impaired drivers, and in addition to that, two roadside license suspensions were handed out," shared Deputy Police Chief Murray Cowen.
They also received a couple of calls reporting similar activity, one from a RID (Report Impaired Drivers) line.
"One of those vehicles we weren't able to locate, and the other one we were fortunately able to determine that that driver was not impaired."
"It just seems that, despite all of our efforts and the high visibility check-stops we're doing, some people just don't seem to get the message. We will continue our efforts and our enforcement of impaired driving into the new year, and hopefully folks will eventually get the hint that impaired driving is not something that our police service or community tolerates," he added.
"Other than that, Christmas was relatively quiet. The cold weather did have a little bit of an impact, as on Christmas Day members responded to several false alarms."
"Otherwise, everything was status quo. We weren't overly busy, there were just a few minor calls and a couple minor accidents, but nothing out of the ordinary," Cowen concluded.