23 people charged with Impaired Driving during week 2 of the RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program


Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba

Week Two of the RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program, from December 11, 2017 to December 17, 2017, has resulted in 2306 vehicles checked across Manitoba during 50 Checkstops.

Results from both Checkstops and regular patrol include:
• 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

There were no traffic-related fatalities during the second week of the program.

Last year during week two, there was one traffic-related fatality. RCMP members conducted 52 Checkstops, checking 2680 vehicles. The combination of Checkstops and regular patrol resulted in 30 people being charged with Criminal Code Impaired Driving offences.