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Police Catch 42 Impaired Drivers in Checkstops

January 3, 2013 2:45 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have wrapped up their holiday checkstop program, resulting in 42 people being charged with impaired driving during the annual campaign.

Police stopped 4,069 vehicles in the city, which resulted in 112 breathalyzer tests being administered, 16 24-hour licence suspensions, 86 traffic-related offences, nine suspended drivers and four other residents.

Among those charged with drinking and driving were 36 males and six females, with the average age being 31.

RCMP released statistics from their seasonal checkstop program on Wednesday.