Holiday traffic blitz nets impairment charges

A month-long holiday traffic enforcement campaign led to charges for over a dozen territory residents, RCMP reported. During Operation Gingerbread – a territory-wide traffic blitz carried out from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 – a total of 1,830 vehicles were stopped throughout the NWT. Those stops resulted in 14 impaired driving charges and 13 24-hour...
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