9 charges, 65 tickets issued in 1st week of Winnipeg holiday checkstops

Winnipeg police took 99 breath samples over the first week of the campaign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Winnipeg police have launched their annual Festive Season Checkstop Program, and after the first week, they’ve handed out a number of tickets and charges for impaired driving.

Police said the program, which runs throughout the holiday season, targets drivers impaired by alcohol, cannabis and other drugs.

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In week one, police stopped 758 cars and conducted 99 breath tests, leading to four warnings and nine fails.

Nine criminal charges for impaired driving were handed out — five of which involved a suspected drug-impaired driver — and Winnipeg motorists received 65 traffic tickets as part of the checkstop program.

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