Fifteen More Motorists Charged with Impaired Driving

By Brian Schultz

The third week of the RCMP’s Holiday Check Stop Program is in the books, resulting in 15 more people being charged with impaired driving. Compared to last year, 88 people were charged during week three of the program in 2009.

Three more people were charged with refusing to provide a breath sample.

The numbers are from December 20 to December 26, where 4,447 vehicles were checked across Manitoba during 120 check stops.

Five drivers had their licences suspended for 24 hours, 33 people were charged with not wearing seat belts, and another 300 traffic related charges were laid.

So far this year, 88 people have been charged with impaired driving.

Provincial check stops will continue until January 3, 2011.