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Speeding and Seatbelt Offences Top the Checkstop List.

 

  Manitoba RCMP have released their week two results of the Holiday Checkstop Program. From December 11th to 17th 2306 vehicles were checked during 50 checkstops.  Results from both checkstops and regular patrols include 476 traffic related Highway Traffic Act charges laid with the majority for speeding and seatbelt offences with 140 warnings for various offences.  23 people were charged with a Criminal Code Impaired Driving offence with 22 alcohol related and one drug related with the highest blood alcohol reading .230 which is almost three times the legal limit.  They add there were no traffic related fatalities during the second week of the program which continues through the Christmas New Years season.

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