Winnipeg Police Conclude Holiday Checkstop Program; 41 Charged with Impaired Driving

January 2, 2019 10:20 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police charged 12 people with impaired driving during the final week of the festive season checkstop program.

From December 22 to January 1, police checked 1,952 vehicles and administered 84 roadside breathalyzer tests. One person tested positive for cannabis usage during an oral fluid test.

During the entire month of December, Winnipeg officers stopped 7,667 vehicles and charged 41 people with impaired driving, including two drug-impaired charges. Four people tested positive for cannabis use.

Eleven other criminal arrests were made, and 242 tickets issued.

The average blood alcohol concentration level registered was 150 mg%, while the highest came in at 290 mg%.