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33 Charged with Impaired Driving in Winnipeg Police Checkstop Program

January 10, 2020 9:19 AM | News

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Winnipeg Police Logo CrestThe Winnipeg police festive season checkstop program has resulted in 33 people being charged with impaired driving.

Police say of those charged, one of the 33 drivers was charged for being impaired by drugs.

Police conducted the program during December and stopped 1,373 vehicles and conducted 1,191 roadside breath tests. Twenty of those tests resulted in warnings, while 11 failed.

One oral fluid test was positive for THC (cannabis) and charges are pending based on toxicology results.

Five people were issued immediate roadside license suspensions for blowing a “fail” reading on a breath test.

Police also issued 27 tickets for other traffic-related offences.


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