Numbers from the first week of the Manitoba RCMP’s holiday checkstop program are in.
The Mounties pulled over 2,164 vehicles between December 1-7, resulting in 18 people being charged with impaired driving.
Three people were charged with impaired driving by dugs, and two were charged with refusing a breathalyzer.
The average blood/alcohol reading was 160 mgs% (0.160) — twice the legal limit. The highest blood/alcohol reading reported was 220 mgs% (0.220)
A total of 271 traffic-related offences were committed.
There were no traffic-related fatalities during the first week.