RCMP report five deaths and more than 150 charges during month-long checkstop program
Five people were killed in traffic collisions during the course of the RCMP’s month-long Holiday Checkstop Program.
RCMP Manitoba released its checkstop stats Thursday, and in addition to the five deaths – up from one in 2017 – a number of charges were laid.
RCMP charged 90 people with impaired driving between Dec. 1 and Jan. 1, including three for drug-related impairment. Fifteen people were charged with refusing to take a breath test.
A total of 49 people were charged with improperly storing alcohol or cannabis in their vehicles.
Two drivers received drug-related suspensions, and 30 were suspended for alcohol-related reasons.
Throughout the program, RCMP checked 11,714 vehicles at 262 checkstops across the province.
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