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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