The first week of the RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program in Manitoba is in the books.
From December 1st to the 10th, 2-thousand, 383 vehicles were checked across the province during 51 Checkstops.
At this time last year, 86 checkstops were done, checking more than 37-hundred vehicles.
Combined with regular patrol, the results from this year included 50 people charged with impaired driving, including someone having a blood alcohol content more than 4 times the legal limit, 23 alcohol-related roadside suspensions and 11 other Criminal Code Driving Offences.
882 charges under the Highway Traffic Act were laid — the majority for speeding and seatbelt offences — along with 200 warnings and 10 Liquor and Gaming Control Act offences.
Mounties say the good news through the first week of the program was no traffic-related fatalities.