December 27, 2018 6:00 pm

RCMP charge more than 20 drivers in third week of checkstop program

Manitoba RCMP are three weeks into their Holiday Checkstop Program.

Rudi Pawlychyn / Global News
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The RCMP‘s Holiday Checkstop Program is still in full swing across Manitoba.

Week three of the checkstops – which run until the end of the month, New Year’s Eve included – saw around 4,000 vehicles stopped at 68 checkstops across the province.

READ MORE: Winnipeg driver busted for identity fraud during holiday checkstop in Steinbach

RCMP charged 21 people with impaired driving and two with refusing a breath test.

The third week of the program also saw six alcohol-related suspensions, one drug-related suspension, and 12 people charged with improper storage of alcohol or cannabis in a vehicle.

WATCH: Holiday checkstops show impaired driving still an issue in Manitoba, say RCMP

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