The third week of the RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program has wrapped up, and, unlike the first two weeks of the program, there were no fatal traffic-related collisions, according to an RCMP news release.
Between Dec. 17 and 23, around 4,000 vehicles were checked at 68 checkstops across Manitoba, resulting in a number of charges being laid.
Twenty-one people were charged with impaired driving (alcohol), with the highest blood/alcohol reading sitting at .220, nearly three times the legal limit.
Two people were charged with refusing a breath demand and there were six alcohol-related tiered suspensions.
Finally, one person received a drug-related tiered suspension and 12 people were charged with improper storage of alcohol or cannabis in a vehicle.