Lots of charges laid on long weekend

The OPP kept very busy over the Victoria Day long weekend on roads, waterways and trails throughout the province.

 While the numbers are preliminary, over the long weekend, one pedestrian was killed in a motor vehicle collision and one person drowned while canoeing. Police say even one loss of life is one too many, but the OPP was relieved to see this number down significantly from last year’s Victoria Day long weekend, when nine people died in nine separate motor vehicle collisions.

Other OPP charges over the long weekend included: 8,289 speeding charges, 330 distracted driving charges, 112 alcohol and/or drug impaired driving charges and 826 seat belt charges. The OPP also issued 108 Warn Range suspensions to those whose blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was in the .05 to .08 range.