RCMP Lay 18 Impaired Driving Charges During First Week of Checkstop

RCMP perform a checkstop near the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue on December 2, 2011. (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA FILE)
RCMP perform a checkstop near the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue (CHRISD.CA FILE)

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.

— Staff


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