WINNIPEG, MB. - The Manitoba RCMP stopped 2306 vehicles during the second week of their Holiday Checkstop Program.
Here are week two's results from both Checkstops and regular patrol;
- 23 people charged with a Criminal Code Impaired Driving offence (22 alcohol-related and 1 drug-related)
- The highest blood/alcohol reading reported was 230 mgs% (0.230-almost 3x legal limit)
- 10 alcohol-related tiered administrative roadside suspensions
- 476 traffic-related provincial statute (Highway Traffic Act) charges laid (majority for speeding and seatbelt offences) along with 140 warnings for various offences
- 15 Liquor & Gaming Control Act (LGCA) offences
- 4 Other Criminal Code Driving offences
Thankfully, there were no traffic-related fatalities during the second week of the RCMP program.
Police said, that last year during week two, there was one traffic-related fatality and police 30 people were charged with Impaired Driving offences.
The Manitoba Post
Photo supplied by RCMP is that of a joint Checkstop on December 15, 2017, run by Headingley RCMP Detachment, Headingley RCMP Traffic Services, Winnipeg Police Service and CP Police at the Perimeter and Portage Avenue.