The premier spoke about disappointment over the actions of his friend and colleague Don McMorris.
The Indian Head MLA has been charged with impaired driving and has resigned from government.
Wall released a statement on the weekend , but on Monday took questions from reporters at the Saskatchewan Legislature.
“To say very, very disappointed really doesn’t quite cover it because of what Don risked when he made that decision in terms of the lives of others and his own,” Wall said. “This was a terrible decision that he made, drinking and driving risks and ruins lives.”
But Wall was quick to point out he was struggling to find the words for his feelings because McMorris is his friend.
“Concerned for him but first and foremost disappointment and frankly gratitude that that there was no injury,” Wall stated.
Wall and McMorris were first elected in 1999 and have remained colleagues throughout that time, with Wall appointing his deputy premier in May 2015.
Three sitting MLAs currently have impaired driving convictions, Wall wouldn’t speculate on what role McMorris will play in the in the future.
“I think he is focused on getting some help and being accountable for his actions,” Wall maintained. “What Don avails himself of, in terms of counseling and support, I think that will dictate things down the road.”
For now Jim Reiter will take over as interim minister responsible for SGI and SLGA. Wall will name a new deputy premier in a cabinet shuffle in the coming weeks.
Correction: a previous version of this story said five sitting MLAs have impaired driving convictions but only three do. There were two additional candidates in the election who had DUIs but they were not elected.