Posted on 08/13/2013, 8:56 am, by

During this past weekend, Steinbach RCMP partnered up with the RCMP East District Traffic Services Unit and Manitoba Public Insurance to combat impaired driving.

During the weekend dedicated checkstops were conducted in the Richer Area, resulting in numerous charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Provincial Highway Traffic and Liquor Control acts.

As a result of these checkstops, five vehicles were removed from the roadway on Friday August 9, 2013, due to the driver’s impairment.

One such vehicle was observed avoiding the a checkstop and was subsequently stopped by police. The driver and passenger were observed switching seats in an attempt to deceive police. The investigation revealed both driver’s were impaired by alcohol and taken into custody.

In total six individuals are facing a total of eleven charges under the Criminal Code and throughout the weekend, over 40 charges were laid for Provincial Offences. One driver was issued a 24 hour driving suspension and over 16 written and verbal warnings were given for various offences. Three vehicles were cited for illegal tint on their vehicles windshield.