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‘Operation Impact’ Nets Slew of Driving Charges Over Long Weekend

October 13, 2016 10:06 AM | News

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Manitoba RCMP were out in full force over the Thanksgiving long weekend as part of Operation Impact.

The enforcement campaign targeted high-risk driving behaviours from October 7-10.

RCMP officers issued charges for the following:

  • 12 Criminal Code impaired driving charges
  • 8 alcohol/drug-related administrative roadside suspensions
  • 18 charges for failing to wear seatbelts
  • 7 charges for using a handheld electronic device while driving
  • 944 traffic-related charges, including speeding, intersection-related offences, among other provincial charges
  • 7 other Criminal Code traffic offences

Three traffic-related fatalities (as a result of two collisions) occurred over the Thanksgiving long weekend this year.

Two traffic-related fatalities occurred over the Thanksgiving long weekend last year.