RCMP Conclude Holiday Checkstop Program

The fourth and final week of the RCMP’s Holiday Checkstop Program has netted an additional 31 drivers being charged with drunk driving in Manitoba.

Police released the statistics Tuesday, which also include seven people being given 24-hour alcohol-related roadside suspensions. The figures were measured between December 26, 2011 and January 1, 2012.

Other statistics:

  • 4,303 vehicles checked across during 121 check stops province-wide
  • Average blood/alcohol reading was 0.161
  • Highest blood/alcohol reading was 0.290
  • 312 people charged under the Highway Traffic Act for various offences

During one stop in Nelson House, RCMP seized 55 bottles of liquor ranging in size from 26 to 40 ounces.

A total of 20,641 vehicles were checked during 517 checkstops over a four-week period. Compared to last year, 21 more people were charged with impaired driving.


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