RCMP Nab 21 Motorists with Impaired Driving

By Brian Schultz

Week two of the RCMP’s Holiday Check Stop Program has ended with 21 people being charged with impaired driving, and another two being charged with refusing to provide a breath sample.

A total of 5,375 vehicles were checked at 125 stops across the province from December 13 to 19.

Thirteen people have had their licences suspended for 24 hours, compared to 12 last year.

Thirty-eight people were charged with not wearing seat belts, and 444 other traffic-related charges were laid.

RCMP say they also seized three rifles with ammunition in two separate traffic stops this week.

Since the program started a few weeks ago, 70 people have been charged with impaired driving throughout Manitoba.