33 Charged with Drunk Driving in Manitoba Over Long Weekend

33 Charged with Drunk Driving in Manitoba Over Long Weekend

By Sarah Klein

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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.

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