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OPP releases long weekend traffic statistics

Nipissing West OPP has released its statistics from the Labour Day long weekend. 

During the weekend, the OPP detachment and the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team were patrolling the roadways and waterways of the area. 

Officers were focused on the “Big Four”: alcohol/drug-impaired, distracted driving, speeding and lack of seatbelts. 

Over the long weekend, the Nipissing West OPP detachment issued:

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  • 94 Speeding charges
  • One Stunt Driving charge
  • Five Hazardous Moving Violation charges
  • 12 Other Highway Traffic Act charges
  • Three Liquor Licence Act charges
  • One Other Criminal Code charge
  • One Warn Range Suspension
  • One Other Provincial Statute charge
  • One Off-Road Vehicle Act charge
  • One Drug Offence charge

Cons. Michelle Coulombe, Community Safety Officer for the Nipissing West OPP says that the number of charges is “fairly close” to those seen during other long weekends this year. 

“Unfortunately, our charges show that some people aren’t following the rules of the road,” Coulombe said. 

There were no traffic deaths over the long weekend, which Coulombe says the detachment is happy about.

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