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Manitoba RCMP launch holiday checkstop program

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. Rudi Pawlychyn / Global News

With the holiday season starting up, the Manitoba RCMP are launching their checkstop program.

The program starts Dec. 1 and runs until Jan. 1, 2020.

READ MORE: Impaired driving trend climbing high in Manitoba

Last year, police searched more than 11,700 vehicles during 262 checkstops which lead to 105 impaired driving charges and 30 roadside suspensions.

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Other organizations like Operation Red Nose have also started up, to help make sure people have options to getting home safely over the holidays.

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