South Bruce OPP charge dozens during Operation Impact

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South Bruce OPP officers were out in force for the annual Operation Impact Thanksgiving weekend campaign.

The traffic safety campaign targets aggressive, distracted and alcohol/drug-impaired driving as well as seat belt non-compliance.

During Operation Impact, South Bruce OPP members charged 84 drivers including 45 for speeding, four with stunt driving, and one motorist for not wearing a seatbelt.

South Bruce OPP officers attended six motor vehicle collisions during the holiday weekend. Two children lost their lives at one of these crashes, one resulted in minor injuries and the other four were property damage only.

Even though the traffic safety campaign has ended, South Bruce OPP officers will continue patrolling area roadways to deter risky driving choices that put the safety of others at risk.

While participating in the Operation Impact traffic safety campaign between October 9th and October 11, 2020, members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged four motorists with stunt driving – driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit.

On October 11, 2020 at 8:46 a.m., on Bruce County Road 3 in Carrick Township, a 50-year-old Centre Wellington resident, was driving 134 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

On October 10, 2020 at 2:48 a.m. on Highway 21 in Huron Township, a 25-year-old resident of Kincardine was driving 156 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

On October 9, 2020 at 1:14 p.m. on Bruce County Road 3 in Carrick Township, a 41-year-old resident of New Tecumseth was driving 136 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

On October 9, 2020 at 12:08 p.m. on Bruce County Road 3 in Carrick Township, a 21-year-old resident of Erin was driving 114 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone.

Each of these drivers was issued a seven-day driver’s license suspension, their vehicles were towed for a 7-day impoundment and they are facing a date in traffic court.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.