Winnipeg Police Charge 45 with Impaired Driving Over Holidays

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The results are in from the Winnipeg police festive season checkstop program.

During the month of December, police pulled over 2,229 vehicles in the city, resulting in 233 roadside breath tests being administered.

Of those, 45 drivers were charged with impaired driving. Thirty-three drivers were handed 24-hour driver’s licence suspensions and 12 failed a breathalyzer test.

The highest blood alcohol concentration recorded was 310 mg%, with the lowest being 60 mg%. The average BAC was 143 mg%.

Thirty-nine men and six women were charged. The youngest person charged is 20, while the oldest is 69.

Police will release the names of those charged at a later date.


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