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Six Drunk Drivers Nabbed On Thanksgiving Weekend

London police say a total of 137 charges were laid during a Thanksgiving weekend traffic blitz.

Between October 6 and 9, London police took part in Operation Impact. The nation-wide campaign took aim at bad driving habits and seatbelt compliance with a goal of making Canadian roads the safest in the world.

London police say six impaired driving charges were laid over the weekend. There were 24 aggressive driving related charges, including 21 for speeding. Officers also nabbed ten distracted drivers and six people not wearing seat belts. Police say there were 79 collisions, compared to 111 on Thanksgiving weekend in 2016.

“Seatbelt use, aggressive, impaired and distracted driving are behaviours that continue to put drivers passengers and other road users at risk. The London Police Service will continue to work on public compliance to our traffic laws with the goal of improving road safety.” said London Police Service Sergeant Sean Harding.

Police say there were 91 other traffic-related charges, including those for stop sign violations and insurance related offences.