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Increased check stops in Charlottetown over holidays

There will be an increase of police check stops in Charlottetown over the holidays.
There will be an increase of police check stops in Charlottetown over the holidays. - 123RF Stock Photo

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - In an effort to keep roads safe over the holiday season, police will be conducting additional check stops to ensure no one is driving while impaired.

Charlottetown Police Services, in partnership with P.E.I. Highway Safety officers, will be increasing the frequency of road safety checkpoints on Island roads.

On Dec. 6, between 8 p.m. and midnight, three separate checkpoints were conducted.

As a result of these checkpoints, 17 Highway Traffic Act charges were laid, four Highway Traffic Act warnings were given, one vehicle was towed for outstanding Highway Traffic Act offences and one charge under the Cannabis Act was laid (possession while having care and control of a motor vehicle).

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