It was a busy holiday weekend for everyone, but certainly for those members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who were running traffic campaign targeting aggressive driving.
Over the Canada Day long weekend from Saturday, Jun. 29 to Monday, Jul. 1, 2019, officers with the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County detachment of the (OPP) responded to 350 calls for service. Their anti-aggressive driving campaign, which was being run at many OPP detachments over the long weekend, resulted in the following charges:
- 74 drivers charged with speeding
- 6 stunt driving charges laid
- 6 seatbelt charges
- 3 hazardous moving violation charges
- 18 other Highway Traffic Act charges
- 2 Liquor Licence Act charges
- 2 Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges
- 2 marine-related charges
Over the three days, the L&A OPP responded to 26 motor vehicle collisions, four of which involved non-life-threatening injuries, and two involving property damage. The L&A OPP also conducted 22 RIDE programs, resulting in four Highway Traffic Act charges, and one Liquor Licence Act charge.
Additionally, the L&A OPP Marine Unit checked 40 marine vessels and laid two Liquor Licence Act charges.
“The OPP continues to make MVC safety and vessel safety a priority,” the L&A OPP said in a press release on Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019.
Anyone who witnesses aggressive driving is encouraged to call 911, or contact the L&A OPP at 1-888-310-1122 if in the L&A County area. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where they may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000, or report anonymously online at www.tipsubmit.com.