Manitoba RCMP Kept Busy with ‘Operation Impact’

Manitoba RCMP charged 14 people with impaired driving over the Thanksgiving long weekend — just some of the many charges handed out over a four-day period.

The increased police presence was part of Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads safer.

Nine drivers had their driver’s licences suspended after failing roadside screening tests, 24 drivers were charged with not using a seat belt, and 397 were charged for aspects related to aggressive driving. Police charged 108 people with other offences.

The weekend also saw three fatalities on Manitoba roads — a 76-year-old man was killed near Steinbach, a 16-year-old boy was killed in a dirt bike collision, and a 20-year-old woman rolled her car near Rapid City.

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