RCMP Check Stop Program Results in Several Charges

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One driver was caught doing 135 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, 17 people were charged with either Impaired Driving or drive over .08, and there were 3 people charged with refusing a Breath Demand during the RCMP's most recent Holiday Checkstop Program. In addition the program saw 1 person charged with Impaired Driving by Drugs, 8 alcohol or drug-related administrative roadside suspensions, and 531 other traffic-related provincial statue (Highway Traffic Act) charges laid. Two of the seventeen individuals charged with Impaired Driving, or driving over .08, had blood alcohol readings of 270 mgs% (.270), or 3.5 times the legal limit.

The third installment of the Checkstop Program for 2016 ran from December 20, 2016 to December 26, 2016. In total 1733 vehicles were checked across the Province during 40 check stops