Five impaired driving charges laid during Essex County OPP blitz
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WINDSOR, ONT. -- Essex County OPP handed out 260 charges during a recent traffic blitz, including five for impaired driving.
OPP released the results of the traffic enforcement initiative, "Operation Impact", conducted between Oct. 9 – Oct. 12 on area roadways.
Police were targeting the "Big 4", which include alcohol/drug impaired drivers, speeding, distracted driving, and lack of occupant restraint offences.
As a result, a total of 260 charges were processed including the following:
- Speeding - 224
- Stunt Driving - 4
- Seatbelt - 0
- Distracted Driving- 2
- Moving Violations - 25
- Impaired Driving/Over 80 Milligrams Alcohol - 5
"When travelling on our area roadways please know that the recent efforts by Essex County OPP show that aggressive driving continues to be a concern,” said Essex County Detachment Commander Insp. Glenn Miller. “Everyone driving is aware of the speed restrictions and please know that you can expect strict enforcement from the OPP for non-compliance.
Miller added Essex County OPP are committed to influencing driver behaviour to reduce the frequency of collisions leading to personal injuries and death on our roadways, waterways and trails.