Police stop almost 800 cars in first week of holiday check-stop program
Winnipeg police and RCMP launched their holiday check-stop program on Monday, Dec. 3.
Published Monday, December 10, 2012 3:31PM CST
Last Updated Monday, December 10, 2012 3:32PM CST
Winnipeg police are out in full force checking vehicles for impaired drivers. After one week of increased enforcement, police said they have stopped nearly 800 vehicles and issued 34 tickets.
Of those, 11 people in the city were charged with impaired driving or refusing a breathalyser, according to police statistics.
Winnipeg police are reminding drivers to drive safely and arrange for alternate ways home if they are drinking during the holiday season.
The check-stop program is expected to continue until Jan. 1 in the city.
RCMP are also conducting their own check-stop program that covers Manitoba highways.