Winnipeg Police Holiday Checkstop Numbers
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The Winnipeg Police was in full force this holiday season keeping our streets safe. Unfortunately, the numbers aren’t looking good. They took more impaired drivers off the road this season compared to the same time last year. Here are the numbers:

  • 55 drivers were charged with impaired driving or refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test (up from 42 last year)
  • Of those 55 motorists, 44 were men (36 of the 42 last year were men)
  • 4,106 vehicles pulled (4,069 last year)
  • 246 breathalyzers conducted (112 last year)
  • 43 24-hour suspensions handed out (on top of the 55 DUI charges)
  • 141 tickets for traffic-related offences
  • The average age this year of people facing impaired/refusal charges is 34
  • Oldest charged this year was 66
  • Youngest charged this year was 16
  • Average blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) level of people charged was 145 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, or a 0.145 BAC
  • The highest known report was a 0.24 BAC level

The legal blood-alcohol content in Manitoba is 0.08. [WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]