Perth County OPP officers took part in this year’s Canada-wide “Operation Impact,” and after conducting dedicated patrols along Perth County roads this past Thanksgiving weekend, they were happy to report on Tuesday no major collisions or fatalities.
Officers conducted 11 RIDE programs throughout the county and extensively patrolled Perth County roads looking for aggressive and distracted drivers as well as those who fail to use seatbelts.
East of Mitchell on Thanksgiving Monday, a male driver was administered a roadside breath test.
He registered a blood alcohol concentration from .05 to .08, resulting in the loss of his driver’s licence for three days.
Other violations were also investigated at RIDE programs, such as the arrest of a disqualified driver, the confiscation of a radar detector and issuing of five liquor licence tickets.
Also during the campaign, 148 drivers were ticketed for speeding and six were issued citations for using an electronic device.
The two-week Fall Seatbelt Campaign also concluded this past weekend. Officers charged 53 motorists with seatbelt violations.