RCMP Holiday Checkstops Lead to 90 Motorists Charged with Impaired Driving

RCMP Holiday Checkstops Lead to 90 Motorists Charged with Impaired Driving

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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)

Manitoba RCMP have concluded their holiday checkstop program and charged 90 people with impaired driving.

Of those charged, three were impaired by drugs and 87 by alcohol.

Mounties checked 11,714 vehicles at 262 checkstops during the month of December.

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Fifteen people were charged with refusing a breathalyzer test, while 30 were issued alcohol-related suspensions. RCMP also issued two drug-related licence suspensions, while 49 motorists were charged with improper storage of alcohol or cannabis.

Five people were killed in traffic-related collisions in December.

Compared to 2017, 117 people were charged with impaired driving and 51 alcohol and drug-related suspensions were issued.



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