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.