Winnipeg Police Charge 56 with Impaired Driving Over the Holidays

Winnipeg Police Charge 56 with Impaired Driving Over the Holidays

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police pulled over 3,070 vehicles during their four-week festive season checkstop program in December.

Of those, 56 drivers were arrested for impaired driving, while 35 drove impaired over 80 mg%. Police issued 139 roadside breathalyzer tests, handed out 24 72-hour suspensions, charged 21 people with refusing a breathalyzer, and gave out 137 provincial offence notices.

The average blood alcohol limit was 160 mg%, while the average age of those caught impaired was 32.

Of those arrested, 45 were males and 11 were females.

Manitoba RCMP conducted a similar checkstop program, but haven’t released their statistics yet.

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