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December 1, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

2017 Festive Season Checkstop Program

The Festive Season Checkstop program hits the road this evening and will run every day for the month of December, including New Year’s Eve. Motorists can expect to see an increased presence of police officers on Winnipeg roadways, enforcing Impaired Driving legislation.

Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable. We take this opportunity to remind citizens that we all have an important role
to play in preventing impaired driving and the all too often human costs often associated with this crime.

Our message is simple, if you choose to drink or do drugs, DON’T DRIVE.

Last year's campaign resulted in:

  • 4472 Vehicles Stopped
  • 168 Approved Screening Device tests administered
  • 27 Approved Screening Device warnings (72 hr suspension)
  • 46 Drive Impaired / Drive Over 80mg% / Refusal charges

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

The Festive Checkstop program is made possible through a partnership with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

 


Homicide: C17-270028

On November 30, 2017 at approximately 6:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 400 block of William Ave. for the report of an injured person at this location.  

Upon arrival, general patrol officers located an adult male suffering from serious injuries. Members of the Tactical Support Unit immediately provided first aid to this male. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. He remains in hospital at this time.

Members of the Tactical Support Unit located an unconscious adult female with serious injuries at this location. She was transported to hospital in unstable condition. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Stabbing: C17-270006

On November 30, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of a female stabbed in the 700 block of Bannatyne Ave.

General Patrol officers attended and identified an adult female suffering from a stab wound to her upper body. The victim was transported to hospital in unstable condition. Her condition has since been upgraded to stable. She remains in hospital at this time.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C17-270297

On December 30, 2017 at approximately 6:00 a.m., emergency services personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of Main St. and Anderson Ave.

An adult female in her 80's was transported to hospital in critical condition where she remains at this time.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Impaired Driving - Arrest: C17-266421

On Monday, November 26, 2017 an off duty Winnipeg Police Service member was arrested in the West Kildonan area for Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Michael Richard HAWLEY, 49-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle and Refuse Breathalyzer. In addition, he has been charged with Unsafe Storage of a Firearm and Unsafe Storage of a Magazine under the Consolidated Firearms Act.

Constable Hawley has been placed on administrative leave.

Last Update: December 1, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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