OPP lay nearly 100 charges during long-weekend safety blitz


Upper Ottawa Valley OPP laid nearly 100 charges during their Labour Day long-weekend safety blitz. 

The blitz was focussed on 'The Big Four;' distracted driving, aggressive driving, seatbelts and impaired driving. Police said 76 speeding charges were laid, the most popular ticket over the weekend, while officers also laid 12 hazardous moving charges, four seatbelt charges, two charges for driving without insurance and two more for impaired driving. 

Of the 76 speeding charges, two stunt driving charges were also laid after drivers were found going at least 50 km/h over the speed limit. The stunt driving charge means a seven-day license suspension and vehicle impound. 

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP's Marine Unit also laid three charges over the course of the weekend on the area's waterways. 

Police said in a news release while the campaign is officially over, traffic safety enforcement and education will continue year-round.