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RCMP spread awareness about impaired driving during Candy Cane Checkstop

The RCMP stopped about 50 vehicles and gave each a pamphlet with facts about impaired driving and a candy cane, during its second Candy Cane Checkstop of the month.

Courtesy of RCMP
RCMP handed out flyers about impaired driving and candy canes to motorists during the second Candy Cane Checkstop this December.

The Candy Cane Checkstop is a joint initiative between the Yellowknife RCMP and Ecole St. Patrick's Students Against Drunk Driving. It is meant to spread awareness during the month of December about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

So far, the campaign has reached more than 350 motorists.

"RCMP members, including some of the top-ranking members in our territory, braved the extremely cold temperatures to take this opportunity to ask the public to be safe over this holiday season," Yellowknife RCMP Cst. Heather Cosenzo stated Friday.

The RCMP is urging Yellowknifers who see a driver they believe may be intoxicated to call police at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Reports can also be made at, or by texting nwtnutips to 274637.