The RCMP’s Traffic Services, along with detachments throughout the NWT, launched their Christmastime traffic enforcement patrols and check stops on Dec. 1.

The annual campaign – called Operation Gingerbread – targets impaired driving and will run to Jan. 1.

The RCMP will also check drivers operating off-road vehicles, such as snowmobiles and ATVs, as impaired driving is not only limited to the operation of motor vehicles on roadways.

Last year during Operation Gingerbread, 22 motorists were charged with impaired driving in the NWT after the RCMP checked almost 1,500 vehicles.

Paul Bickford

Paul Bickford is the reporter for Hay River Hub.

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