Corporal Aaron Bailey of the Virden detachment reminded drivers that the RCMP are in full enforcement mode for their annual Holiday Checkstop Program.
In the first phase of the program, from Dec. 1 to 10, RCMP stopped 103 vehicles in the Virden detachment area. Among the charges were three impaireds and one impaired refusal, with all four heading to court.
One of the drivers was reported by a witness driving west in the eastbound lane. RCMP caught up and tested the driver, who blew .250 – three times the legal limit of .80. He was arrested and taken to Brandon for a court appearance.
There were also five 24-hour suspensions related to alcohol, six charges under the Traffic Act (speeding, seatbelts, etc.) and 23 traffic warnings.
Corporal Bailey reminds drivers that during the Checkstop Program there will be a much greater police presence on the roads and highways. He asks everyone to remember it’s the law to slow down to 60 kph on the highway and move over for emergency vehicles.
A woman was arrested for breaching a court order in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. RCMP located the woman, who was not supposed to be on the property. She was arrested and held in Brandon for a court appearance.
Police received a complaint of an assault in Oak Lake. There were no injuries. The accused will be charged with assault.
Two Virden businesses were hit with break and enters on the same day, one on Seventh Ave. and the other on Nelson St. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. The crimes are under investigation.
The run of B & Es continued with a Queen St. West business hit this time. Cash was taken and the theft is under investigation.
There was also an overnight B & E at a Reston business.