Friday, December 1, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 Festive Season Checkstop Program

The Festive Season Checkstop program hits the road this evening and will run every day for the month of December, including New Year's Eve. Motorists can expect to see an increased presence of police officers on Winnipeg roadways, enforcing Impaired Driving legislation.

Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable. We take this opportunity to remind citizens that we all have an important role to play in preventing impaired driving and the all too often human costs often associated with this crime.

Our message is simple, if you choose to drink or do drugs, DON'T DRIVE.

Last year's campaign resulted in:

  • 4472 Vehicles Stopped
  • 168 Approved Screening Device tests administered
  • 27 Approved Screening Device warnings (72 hr suspension)
  • 46 Drive Impaired / Drive Over 80mg% / Refusal charges

The Winnipeg Police Service would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable festive season.

The Festive Checkstop program is made possible through a partnership with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. 

For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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