January 4, 2022 Media Release

2021 Festive Season Checkstop Program – Final Results

Impaired driving continues to be one of the leading criminal causes of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable.

Our message is simple - if you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, DON’T DRIVE.

Final results:

  • Total of 2471 cars were stopped during high visibility set ups
  • 77 impaired drivers were processed by police
  • 368 Roadside breath tests were conducted. 49 of which produced readings that resulted in immediate roadside driving prohibitions.
  • 28 drivers were charged with Criminal Impaired Driving related charges.
  • 191 traffic offence tickets
  • Average blood alcohol concentration was twice the statutory limit (164 mg%)  Highest = 330 mg%
  • Average age was 40 years old (youngest = 18   oldest = 66)

The Winnipeg Police Service would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable festive season. 

The 2021 Festive Checkstop program is made possible through our supporting partner, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

Arson – Arrest: C22-001445

On January 3, 2022, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Winnipeg Police North District General Patrol officers responded to a report of a fight at a multi-unit residence located in the 200 block of Dufferin Avenue. The first officers to arrive noticed smoke from within the building, confirmed a working fire, and quickly evacuated all twelve suites. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded and was able to extinguish the blaze. There were no injuries.

A 24-year-old female was arrested at the scene and faces one count of Arson.


Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca