Manitoba RCMP stop 1,960 vehicles in third week of checkstops

December 27, 2017 3:45 pm

Week Three of the RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program, from December 18, 2017, to December 24, 2017, resulted in 1960 vehicles checked across Manitoba during 42 Checkstops.

Combined results from both checkstops and regular patrols include:

22 people charged with a Criminal Code Impaired Driving offence (all alcohol related)

The highest blood/alcohol reading reported was 230 mgs% (0.230 – almost 3x legal limit).

10 alcohol related tiered administrative roadside suspensions

588 traffic related provincial statute (Highway Traffic Act) charges laid (majority for speeding and seatbelt offences)

9 Liquor & Gaming Control Act (LGCA) offences

6 Other Criminal Code Driving offences

There was one traffic related fatality during the third week of the program: On Dec 22, 2017, two vehicles collided on Highway 9, approximately 30km north of Selkirk. The driver of one vehicle, who was unbelted, was pronounced deceased on scene. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor.

Last year during week three, there were no traffic-related fatalities.

RCMP members conducted 40 checkstops - checking 1733 vehicles.

The combination of checkstops and regular patrol resulted in 21 people being charged with Criminal Code Impaired Driving offences.