The final tally of the the month-long RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program is in. A total of 11,714 vehicles were checked in the Province during 262 checkstops and RCMP said they charged 90 people with Impaired Driving (87 by alcohol, 3 by drug). An additional 15-people were charged with Refusing a Breath Demand. Police also charged 49 motorists with improper storage of alcohol or cannabis in a vehicle, issued 30 alcohol-related tiered suspensions, and issued 2 drug-related tiered suspensions.
“Last year during the 2017/2018 program, RCMP checked 8333 vehicles during 176 checkstops. RCMP charged 117 people with a Criminal Code Impaired Driving offence and issued an additional 51 alcohol and drug-related tiered suspensions. There was one traffic-related fatality during last year’s Checkstop program.”