Winnipeg driver busted for identity fraud during holiday checkstop in Steinbach
The second week of the RCMP’s Holiday Checkstop Program resulted in a number of charges, including the notable arrest of a driver in Steinbach.
A 38-year-old Winnipegger was arrested after an afternoon checkstop by Steinbach RCMP on Sunday.
Police said they pulled over a vehicle that had been reported stolen, and further investigation turned up counterfeit currency, break-in tools and drug paraphernalia.
Cory Couture was charged with identity fraud, possession of stolen property, possession of counterfeit currency and possession of break-in instruments.
RCMP seized the vehicle.
During week two of the checkstop program, RCMP also conducted checkstops with over 3,500 Manitoba drivers.
A total of 18 people were charged with impaired (alcohol) driving. Five people were charged with refusing to submit to a breath test, 17 were charged with improperly storing alcohol or cannabis in their vehicles, and eight drivers received alcohol-related suspensions.
The highest blood alcohol reading reported during the second week of checkstops was .300 – nearly four times the legal limit.
RCMP checkstops will continue throughout the month of December.
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