Manitoba RCMP and Winnipeg police are teaming up to crack down on impaired drivers.
On Friday, the two law enforcement groups announced their commitment to patrol areas of Winnipeg and surrounding areas ahead of National Impaired Driving Awareness Day on Saturday.
“In RCMP jurisdiction this year, 1,396 impaired drivers were taken off the road,” said Insp. Joe Telus, officer in charge of traffic services for the Manitoba RCMP.
“Impaired driving has caused 15 deaths in our region this year. People don’t go home because someone chose to drive while impaired, and that’s absolutely not normal. We are going to be on the roads tomorrow, and every day, with the goal of getting everyone home safely. »
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“Manitoba Police Services are committed to addressing the danger of impaired driving. Do your part and make a plan to get home safely if you’re going to consume alcohol or cannabis products,” said Insp. Doug Roxburgh, Commander of the Winnipeg Police Service Central Traffic Division.
The WPS and RCMP are asking drivers to choose a safe way to get home over the holiday season.
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