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Fifteen Drivers Charged During Second Week of RCMP Checkstops

December 24, 2019 7:17 AM | News

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

RCMP in Manitoba charged 15 people during the second week of their holiday checkstop program.

Between December 9-15, Mounties checked more than 2,500 vehicles during 121 checkstops provincewide.

Of those charged, 12 were impaired by alcohol, two by drugs and one person refused a breathalyzer.

The highest blood-alcohol reading reported was 0.280.

Five drivers were handed roadside suspensions due to alcohol or drug impairment.

Police also handed out 184 traffic tickets and issued 14 written warnings.


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