The annual holiday checkstop program took place throughout December and for the Killarney, Boissevain and Deloraine areas there were few tickets issued.

The annual campaign started in early December and ended January 2nd.

Corporal Matt Robinson is with the Turtle Mountain RCMP Detachment and he said it was a fairly normal checkstop program.

“I would say over the holiday season members were moderately busy. Over the course of the four week program we did arrest one person for an impaired driving related offense so I would say overall that is pretty good.

Robinson said a majority of the vehicles stopped had people who were either sober or they had a designated driver which is what they like to see.

“You know the speeds come down when the snow comes down and the roads get bad. Members were doing routine traffic stops and there really wasn’t anything out of the ordinary over the course of the four weeks.”

Robinson hopes the word is getting out and people are being more responsible when ti comes to drinking and driving.

 

Turtle Mountain RCMP Checkstop numbers for 2018:

 

8- tickets issued

5- warning tickets issued

1- person was charged with impaired care or control by alcohol of a motor vehicle over 80 mg.

 

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