Members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy over the Civic Holiday Weekend. Along with responding to more than 100 calls for service, officers were able to dedicate a significant amount of time to patrolling area roadways and waterways.
During the holiday weekend, 1 impaired driver was arrested and charged, 80 drivers were charged with speeding, and 4 drivers were charged with stunt driving which includes a 7 day licence suspension and a 7 day vehicle impoundment.
Officers responded to 2 collisions over the long weekend. One resulted in non-life threatening injuries to the driver and no injuries were reported at the other scene.
“Speeding and impaired driving are illegal choices that often lead to serious collisions. Over the past weekend, South Bruce OPP officers were able to stop and charge 85 drivers before they became involved in a crash. To the drivers that obey the rules of the road and contribute to highway safety – I say “thank you”. To those that don’t follow the rules, know that the South Bruce OPP are continuing their dedicated patrols of our roads, trails and waterways” – S/Sgt Paul Richardson, Detachment Manager, South Bruce OPP.
The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.