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Regina Police Officer Pleas For End To Drunk Driving

This driver was four times over the limit.

09/28/2017 21:26 EDT | Updated 09/28/2017 21:26 EDT
Michael Bell/Canadian Press
A police car sits outside the Cornwall Centre in Regina in 2014.

REGINA — A Regina police officer has taken to Twitter, asking what it will take to stop impaired driving.

Const. Curtis Warnar said a driver pulled over Wednesday morning blew four times the limit while driving children to school.

Warnar was so frustrated that he tweeted a message saying that it was one of the few calls that truly bothered him over his nine years in the police service.

He ended the tweet with the hashtag "please stop."

Warner also thanked a witness who called in, saying it prevented a potentially fatal situation.

The post on the Regina Police Service Facebook page was shared more than 1,300 times in less than 24 hours.

"Impaired driving kills, destroys lives and is 100 per cent preventable," he wrote in the post. "It needs to stop... what is it going to take?"

Derek G. Petz, who is 37, is to appear in Regina provincial court on Oct. 17 on charges of impaired driving and exceeding 0.08. He was also charged with having open liquor in vehicle, being a suspended driver and having an unregistered vehicle under the Traffic Safety Act.

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