RCMP Charge 35 People with Impaired Driving

RCMP perform a checkstop near the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue in this file photo. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba RCMP have charged 35 people with impaired driving during the third week of their holiday checkstop program.

A total of 4,894 vehicles were stopped across the province during 99 checkstops December 17-23. Of those, 11 drivers were handed 24-hour licence suspensions, 31 were charged for not wearing seat belts, 12 criminal code driving offences were given out, five drug seizures were made, and 732 other traffic-related charges were laid.

There was one fatal collision during the past week on Highway 10 in the RM of Kelsey, where two pick-up trucks collided head-on. One driver died, and the other driver has been charged with impaired driving causing death.

— Staff