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68 charges laid during the long weekend: OPP

Among the 68 charges were 46 for speeding
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BLIND RIVER The members of the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted their Canada Day Long Weekend Traffic Safety Campaign from June 28, 2019 to July 1, 2019.

The OPP focused their attention on the "Big Four" factors of fatal collisions including aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impairment, inattentive driving, and lack of seat belt use.

During the campaign a total of 68 charges were laid. The charges included:

  • 46 speeding charges
  • Six hazardous moving violations
  • 12 "other Highway Traffic Act" charges and
  • Four Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges.

During the campaign, members of the East Algoma OPP also responded to 138 calls for service ranging from 911 hang ups, assaults, bail violations, animal complaints, domestic disputes, traffic complaints and motor vehicle collisions.

With the increased flow of traffic with the arrival of summer, the OPP would like to remind the public that traffic safety is everyone's responsibility. Please drive safe and get to your destination safely.