January 2, 2018 1:07 pm

Winnipeg holiday checkstop program results in 43 arrests related to impaired driving

Winnipeg police charged 43 people with impaired driving related offences over the holidays.

Jeremy Desrochers / Global News / File

Winnipeg Police Services have released Checkstop numbers from the holiday campaign.

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Here are the totals from the 5 weeks:

  • 5231 vehicles stopped
  • 106 roadside breath tests completed
    • 10 fails
    • 17 warns
  • 43 arrests related to impaired driving
  • 12 other arrests
  • 115 traffic tickets issued

Police said of the impaired driving arrests, 33 were men, 10 were women. The average age of those arrested was 37-years-old: the youngest person was 21, the oldest was 64.

The average blood alcohol rating was twice the statutory limit.

Names of the people arrested have not yet been released.

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