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  • Winnipeg Tribune

75 People Charged With Impaired Driving

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - The 2022 Festive Checkstop program resulted in 75 people being charged for impaired driving in Winnipeg.

Police said impaired driving continues to be one of the leading criminal causes of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable. "Our message is simple - if you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, DON’T DRIVE," said a police in a statement released.

Final results:

  • A total of 2929 cars were stopped during high visibility setups

  • 75 drivers were found under the influence of alcohol/drugs and were processed by police

  • 481 Roadside breath tests were conducted. 47 of which produced readings that resulted in immediate roadside driving prohibitions

  • 28 drivers were charged with Criminal Impaired Driving related offences

  • 1/3 of the people charged were involved in collisions, one of which included a fatality

  • The average blood alcohol concentration was 140 mg% (Highest = 270 mg%)

  • Average age was 36 years old (youngest = 18, oldest = 66)

  • 56 males / 19 females

  • 96 traffic offence tickets

The 2022 Festive Checkstop program is made possible through our supporting partner, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.


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