Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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It was a busy weekend for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as they carried out their Canada Day Long Weekend enforcement and education campaign, with a focus on aggressive drivers.

Sadly, the long weekend ended in tragedy for two people in OPP jurisdictions,” said the OPP.

Two people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions, however the OPP report that there were no fatal boating or all-terrain vehicle incidents on OPP patrolled waterways and trails. 

The OPP laid a total of 7,032 charges throughout the province for speeding, 98 impaired driving charges, 308 distracted driving charges and 1,593 charges were laid for seat belt violations. 

Locally, Grey County OPP laid the following charges over the long weekend:

Speeding (118); Stunt/Racing (2); Seat-belt (1); Distracted Driving (3); Moving and other Highway Traffic Act violations (24); Liquor Licence Act violations (5); Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act violations (10); Impaired Driving violations (2); Drug violations (3).

In addition, the Grey County OPP Marine Unit dedicated a total of 29.5 hours patrolling Georgian Bay and the inland lakes.

While the Canada Day Long Weekend is over, the OPP is asking the public to make reducing deaths and serious injuries on roads, waterways and trails a shared priority year round.


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