Winnipeg had 43 Impaired Driving Arrests This Holiday Season

Winnipeg had 43 Impaired Driving Arrests

WINNIPEG, MB. - There were a total of 43 Impaired Driving related arrests during the 2017 Winnipeg Police Festive Checkstop program.

Police provided the numbers for week five in a release. A total of 701 vehicles were stopped this week, with 4 people arrested for impaired driving-related crimes. There were15 road-side breath tests resulting in 1 fail and 4 warnings.

The program started in December and ended on New Years Eve, police provided the totals for this year's program;

  • 5231 vehicles stopped
  • 106 Roadside breath test conducted resulting in 10 fail & 17 Warns (72 hr DL suspension)
  • 43 Impaired Driving related arrests
  • 12 other arrests
  • 115 Traffic Tickets
  • Average BAC 160 mg% (twice the statutory limit)
  • Average age 37 (youngest 21 / oldest 64)
  • 33 males / 10 females

Police say that the names will be releases once all charges have been laid.

Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post

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TOPICS:   Winnipeg Police

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