22 Charged with Drunk Driving in Second Week of Checkstop Program

22 Charged with Drunk Driving in Second Week of Checkstop Program

RCMP Checkstop
A joint roadside checkstop program by Manitoba RCMP, Winnipeg police and CP police at the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue on Friday, December 15, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Manitoba have charged 22 motorists with drunk driving during the second week of the annual holiday checkstop program.

One person was also charged with drug-related impaired driving.

Officers checked 2,306 vehicles between December 11-17 during 50 province-wide checkstops.

Of those, 10 alcohol-related roadside suspensions were issued, 476 traffic tickets, 15 liquor offences and four other criminal offences.

The highest blood alcohol reading reported was 0.230 — nearly three times the legal limit.

— Staff

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