RCMP Continue Crack Down on Impaired Drivers

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba RCMP have released statistics for the third week of their Holiday Checkstop Program, which shows at least one driver blew a 0.30 during a breathalyzer test at one of the 89 checkstop locations.

From December 19 to December 25, police pulled over 3,390 vehicles across the province. Twenty-three people were charged with impaired driving or refusing to provide a breath sample. The average blood/alcohol reading was 0.158.

Other statistics:

  • Five 24-hour alcohol-related roadside suspensions
  • 31 people charged for not wearing their seat belts
  • 327 other traffic-related Highway Traffic Act charges laid
  • Seven other Criminal Code offences

There was one traffic-related fatality December 25 near Ste. Rose du Lac, when a 17-year-old boy was killed in a rollover.


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