RESPECTING THE LAWS BY LAW MAKERS – Saskatchewan Deputy Premier Don McMorris resigns after drunk driving charge – Saskatoon – CBC News

Sask. Deputy Premier Don McMorris resigns after drunk driving charge Saskatchewan’s Deputy Premier, Don McMorris, has resigned from cabinet after he was charged with drunk driving on Friday. “I have no words to describe how sorry I am to my family, to my colleagues and to all the people of Saskatchewan for my actions. But saying sorry is not enough,” said McMorris in an official apology. McMorris, also the minister responsible for SGI and SLGA, said he will be leaving the government caucus while dealing with the legal aspects of the charge. He will also be seeking counselling. “I never should have gotten behind the wheel after drinking. I know better,” said McMorris. “I am very sorry and take responsibility for my actions.” In 2014, Don McMorris said he would like to see an appeals process to ease the burden of vehicle seizures in certain circumstances. (CBC) Premier Brad Wall said he will be naming an interim minister to assume McMorris’s responsibilities on Monday. “I am very disappointed in his actions. Drinking and driving risks and ruins lives and is completely unacceptable,” said Wall. Drunk driving comments McMorris is still the MLA for Indian Head-Milestone, a rural constituency in southeast Saskatchewan where he was first elected in 1999. Until Saturday, McMorris was also the minister for Crown Investments, Public Service Commission and Lean Initiative. On May 13, speaking about the launch of an impaired driving awareness campaign, he said too many people were dying in drunk driving accidents in Saskatchewan. “Any one of us could lose someone we care about due to impaired driving,” he said. “We owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and all other road users to never drive if we’re impaired by alcohol or drugs.” On May 25, McMorris was one of three ministers assigned by the premier to investigate the implications on driver safety of the federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana.