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Northwest OPP lay more than 300 traffic charges over long weekend

Speeding led the bulk of charges laid over the long weekend, according to an OPP spokesperson.

THUNDER BAY - Ontario Provincial Police in the northwest laid more than 300 traffic-related charges over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Police said they laid 254 speeding charges, three stunt or racing charges, one seatbelt charge, six distracted driving charges, 34 moving violations, four impaired offences and two warn range suspensions, according to OPP statistics.

Last weekend was also a national annual police campaign where OPP officers took part in Operation Impact.

During the campaign, OPP officers were highly visible province-wide over four days targeting aggressive, impaired and distracted drivers.



Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards reports on court and crime under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada.
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