RCMP in Manitoba stopped nearly 12,000 vehicles in this year's Holiday Checkstop Program.
Police say through 262 checkstops, they charged 90 people with Impaired Driving; 87 by alcohol and 3 by drug. RCMP charged 15 people with Refusing a Breath Demand, issued 30 alcohol-related tiered suspensions and 2 drug-related tiered suspensions. There were 49 motorists charged with improper storage of alcohol or cannabis in a vehicle.
The 2018 program stopped about 3,400 more vehicles than in 2017, yet Impaired Driving offences were down by 27.
RCMP report five people lost their lives in traffic-related collisions during the month of this year's checkstop program, compared to one during the same period a year earlier.