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Checkstop stats released

CITY police and RCMP report that in the second week of their annual holiday Checkstop program, they've stopped nearly 3,000 vehicles.

Charges related to impaired driving amounted to 15 in the city and 14 in the rest of the province.

Within Winnipeg, police reported the following statistics:

-- 945 vehicles stopped.

-- 104 approved screening device (ASD) tests administered.

-- 12 24-hour suspensions issued (ASD warnings).

-- 15 driving impaired/over/refusal charges.

-- 39 traffic related Provincial Offence Notices (PON) issued.

RCMP reported from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15:

-- 1,795 vehicles were checked across Manitoba during 80 Checkstops.

-- 14 people were charged with either impaired driving or drive over .08. An additional two people were charged with refusal.

-- Six 24-hour alcohol-related roadside suspensions.

-- 200 other traffic-related provincial statute (Highway Traffic Act) charges laid.

-- Nine Liquor Control Act (LCA) offences.

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