No DUI Charges Laid During Long Weekend In Almaguin

Posted: 2020-08-05 10:33:10 By: thebay

The OPP were out patrolling the Almaguin Highlands area this past Civic Holiday weekend. 

Police report that from July 31 to August 3, officers issued a total of 62 Provincial Offences Notices, of which 39 tickets were for speeding, two for failing to surrender permit, 11 for failing to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles, three for liquor offences, two for small vessel regulation offences of the Canada Shipping Act, along with other Highway Traffic Act offences.  Officers also conducted a number of R.I.D.E. programs.

Almaguin Highlands OPP report no-one was arrested and charged for impaired driving, and they are reminding motorists that if you see an emergency vehicle or tow truck with its lights on, slow down and pass with caution. If the road has two or more lanes, you must move over and leave a lane between you and the emergency vehicle if you can do so safely. 

Failing to do so may result in a fine for a first time offence of $400 to $2000 and three demerit points upon conviction.