WINNIPEG, MB. - Week three of the Manitoba RCMP Checkstop program,1960 vehicles were stopped, 22 people charged, and one person was 3x's over the legal limit.
The RCMP held 42 Checkstops from December 18 to December 24, in addition to regular patrols, here are the numbers;
- 22 people charged with a Criminal Code Impaired Driving offence. (all alcohol related) The highest blood/alcohol reading reported was 230 mgs% (0.230 – almost 3x the legal limit).
- 10 alcohol related tiered administrative roadside suspensions
- 588 traffic related provincial statute (Highway Traffic Act) charges laid (majority for speeding and seatbelt offences) along with 142 warnings for various offences
- 9 Liquor & Gaming Control Act (LGCA) offences
- 6 Other Criminal Code Driving offences
There was one traffic related fatality during the third week of the program: On Dec 22, 2017, two vehicles collided on Highway 9, approximately 30km north of Selkirk. The driver of one vehicle, who was unbelted, was pronounced deceased on scene. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor.
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post