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On December 2, 2022, the Winnipeg Police Service launched their annual Holiday Checkstop program to combat impaired driving.

During this holiday, if the police direct you to drive through a Checkstop and you are found to be abiding by the rules of the road and sober, they want to say thank you and reward you for not drinking and driving!

The have collaborated with nine Smitty’s Restaurants in Winnipeg and Steinbach and will provide a voucher for a FREE Stack of Pancakes for being a Safe Driver! (some conditions apply).

The Winnipeg Police would like to thank Smitty’s for contributing to this initiative and reinforcing the need to have safe and sober drivers on the road – at all times of the year.

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• In 2021, the Holiday Checkstop program processed 77 impaired drivers
• Year to date, the Traffic Division has investigated 37 traffic collisions
• 5 = collisions by impaired or suspected of being impaired drivers
• 8 = hit and runs

Although the Winnipeg Police Service conducts impaired driving enforcement throughout the year, drivers can expect to see an increase in holiday Checkstops throughout the season.

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