Straight from the horse’s mouth (with thanks for the breakdown:)

2010 FESTIVE SEASON CHECKSTOP PROGRAM RESULTS
Total Number of Vehicles Stopped — 2471 (30% decrease from 2009)

Total Number of Individuals charged:
Drive Impaired, Drive Over 80 mg% and/ or Refusal- 98 (72% increase over 2009)
Highest Blood Alcohol Concentration 280%
Lowest Blood Alcohol Concentration 90 mgs%
Average Blood Alcohol Concentration 136 mgs%
Arrest Times:
Earliest Arrest Time — 3:00 pm
Latest Arrest Time  — 5:47 am
Statistics for individuals charged:
85 males (age range 18 to 67 years)
13 females (age range 19 to 52 years)
Average age —  37 years
Offenders with previous Impaired Driving Charges: 26
  • 1 prior offence-   17
  • 2 prior offences-   5
  • 3 prior offences-   2
  • 4 prior offences-   1
  • 6 prior offences-   1
Alcohol Screening Device Tests  Administered— 596 (710% increase over 2009)
In 23% of the 2471 vehicles stopped (which is 596), alcohol had been consumed by the driver
Alcohol Screening Device —Pass— (Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0 to 49 mgs%)- 415
Alcohol Screening Device —Warn—(Blood Alcohol Concentration of 50 to 99 mgs%)- 125
Alcohol Screening Device —Fail— (Blood Alcohol Concentration in excess of 99 mgs%)- 56
Provincial Offence Notices Issued— 245 (41% increase over 2009)
Individuals arrested on Arrest Warrants- 9 (33% increase over 2009)
NOVICE DRIVER 0% BAC RESTRICTION OFFENCES
14 Novice drivers were issued province offence notices for driving with alcohol in their blood.
2009 FESTIVE SEASON CHECKSTOP PROGRAM RESULTS:
Total Number of Vehicles Stopped- 3225
Total Number of Individuals charged:
Drive Impaired, Drive Over 80 mg% and/or Refusal to Provide a Sample- 57
Alcohol Screening Device Tests Administered— 84
Alcohol Screening Device —Pass— (Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0 to 49 mgs%)- 55
Alcohol Screening Device —Warn— (Blood Alcohol Concentration of 50 to 99 mgs%)- 21
Alcohol Screening Device —Fail— (Blood Alcohol Concentration in excess of 99 mgs%)- 9
Provincial Offence Notices Issued -174
Individuals arrested on Arrest Warrants – 6

One thought on “Impaired Driving stats – Winnipeg 2010 Christmas

  1. 415 people UNDER the legal limit by one third. Seems to me like this squad of zealots’ policy of covert and surprise tactics still isn’t giving them enough “catches.”( less than 4% even though they were supposed to be shooting fish coming out of the proverbial barrel. I thought that they were trained to recognize and road test for impairment. If so, why would they be wrong almost 70% of the time as to which drivers were or were not legally impaired and as such just majorly inconvenienced and stressed these folks during the festive season. I do not drink and drive… period. I do however value what I thought was my right to unreasonable and arbitrary detention. I also resent the little fishing expedition and shakedown for minor traffic violations eg-seatbelts etc.

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