Manitoba RCMP have released the details on the first week of the Holiday Checkstop Program.
During the first week of December 2164 vehicles were checked across Manitoba during 80 checkstops. 18 people were charged with either impaired driving by alcohol or driving over .08, three were charged with impaired driving by drugs and two were charged with refusing a breath demand. The average blood alcohol reading was .016 which is twice the legal limit with the highest reading .220.
271 other traffic related charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act along with charges related to 6 other criminal code driving offences.