OPP Report Long Weekend Fatalities, Numerous Aggressive Driving Charges

Jul 5, 2018

ORILLIA, ON, July 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Seven people died on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads over the Canada Day Long Weekend (June 29-July 2, 2018). Five drivers, one passenger and one pedestrian were among the victims in seven separate collisions.

It also proved to be a tragic weekend off the road, with three people drowning and two people dying in marine incidents in OPP jurisdictions.

The OPP's Aggressive Driving campaign kept officers busy on roads, with officers laying close to 7,000 speeding charges and more than 170 stunt/racing charges for driving more than 50 kilometers per hour over the posted speed limit.

The OPP is reminding the public to make safety the first priority on roads, waterways and trails over the summer months.



SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: Contacts by Region: Highway Safety Division: Const. Lauren Ball, Ph: (416) 428-0053; Central Region: Sgt. Peter Leon, Ph: (705) 330-3713; East Region: A/Sgt. Tina Hunt, Ph: (613) 296-4516; North West Region: Sgt. Shelley Garr, Ph: (807) 473-2734; North East Region: Sgt. Carlo Berardi; Ph: (705) 845-2738; West Region: A/Sgt. Kevin Martin, Ph: (519) 396-3341