By Sarah Klein
Manitoba RCMP were kept busy over the May long weekend, despite the dreary weather seen throughout much of the province.
From May 16-22, officers were focused on increased enforcement looking for high-risk driving behaviours.
RCMP charged 33 people with impaired driving, as well as laid 33 charges for non-seatbelt use.
Other May long statistics:
- 18 alcohol or drug-related administrative suspensions
- 541 charges for speeding
- 15 charges for using a handheld electronic device while driving
- 262 other traffic-related charges
- 24 prohibited/suspended drivers
- Two fatalities
Checkstops were held in various communities across Manitoba, including Virden, Thompson, Steinbach, Boissevain, Falcon Beach and Treherne.