Police Target South End Motorists, Issue 24-Hour Suspensions

By Brian Schultz

The recent targeted effort by the Winnipeg police traffic unit on the south end of the city proved to be successful.

On Friday, police conducted a pilot Selective Traffic Enforcement Program on Bishop Grandin Boulevard between Waverley Street and St. Anne’s Road, including at the University of Manitoba.

The enforcement took place between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Saturday, resulting in 84 provincial offence notices being issued and seven alcohol screening device warnings, ending in 24-hour suspensions.

The pilot project was in response to the number of fatal crashes that have occurred in the area over the last few years. Most recently, two women were killed by an alleged drunk driver on October 31, 2010.