Police Lay Thousands of Charges Over Holiday Weekend
The OPP say that they were kept busy on and off roads during the Victoria Day holiday weekend, investigating four deaths and laying thousands of charges to address poor driving behaviours.
The OPP laid more than 10,600 speeding charges, 175 of which were street racing charges against motorists driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. Both were increases over the same period of 2017.
Officers also laid 726 seat belt charges -up nearly 12 per cent, 424 distracted driving charges, 124 impaired by alcohol or drug charges and various other traffic-related charges.