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7 charged with impaired driving in Winnipeg

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Winnipeg police charged seven people with impaired driving over the last week.

Winnipeg police stopped 1,101 vehicles in the third week of their festive season checkstop program, and tested 36 drivers with approved screening devices.

Police charged seven motorists with driving while impaired or refusing a breathalyzer and five motorists had their license suspended for 24-hours.

Another three drivers were found to be driving with a suspended license, and police issued 15 other tickets for things such as not wearing a seatbelt.

So far this season, Winnipeg police have stopped 3,218 vehicles and charged 24 people with impaired driving or refusing a breathalyzer.

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