Ottawa police issue 69 speeding tickets on Ottawa roads to start the weekend
A G1 driver learned an expensive lesson about the rules of the road from Ottawa police this weekend.
Members of the Ottawa Police Service Traffic Unit have issued 69 tickets for speeding so far.
In a message on Twitter, the traffic unit said, "One driver learned his lesson the hard way last night: speeding 43 km/h over the posted speed limit. Had a G1 licence and was unaccompanied."
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Police also issued three tickets for stunt driving in the Merviale Road area. The stunt driving charge includes a seven-day licence suspension and the vehicle is impounded for a week.
Seven tickets for excessive noise were also issued by police so far this weekend.
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On Thursday, police issued a warning that traffic officers would be out this weekend.
"Is the nice weather making you feel like revving up your engine?" police asked on Twitter.
"Excessive speeds, street racing and noise are no way to welcome spring. Traffic officers will be out this weekend (to) ensure road safety for all."
Is the nice weather making you feel like revving up your engine? Excessive speeds, street racing and noise are no way to welcome Spring. Traffic officers will be out this weekend ensure road safety for all #GetThereWithCare #ottnews pic.twitter.com/0IPRPML9Id— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) April 15, 2021
Public Health Ontario reported 3,166 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Friday, including 106 in Ottawa.
With more people looking for work in the capital last month, Ottawa's unemployment rate increased from 6.3 per cent in March to 6.7 per cent in April.
In a statement on its website, Loblaw reported Thursday that five employees at the Loblaws at 1910 St. Laurent Blvd. tested positive for COVID-19.