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RCMP Continue Crack Down on Impaired Drivers

December 28, 2011 11:42 AM | News


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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