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Norfolk OPP busy on the Canada Day long weekend

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment was kept busy over this past long weekend responding to a variety of incidents.

Officers dealt with 386 calls for service over the Canada Day long weekend, which included missing person complaints, motor vehicle collisions with no life threatening injuries, Liquor Licence Act offences, domestic/family disputes and a variety of other calls.

The OPP also conducted traffic enforcement ensuring road safety throughout Norfolk County. The following is a list of some of the offences that the officers issued charges for:

86 Speeding Charges

6 Seatbelt Charges

3 Distracted Driving Charges

6 Impaired Drivers

5 3-Day Suspensions

2 Drug Charges

17 Liquor Licence Act Charges

4 Municipal By-Law Charges

The Norfolk County OPP Marine Unit was vigilant on area waterways ensuring boating enthusiasts were wearing life jackets or personal floatation devices. Police were also checking to ensure operators were qualified and had all the required safety equipment on board their vessels.

The OPP patrolled area trails on ATVs and found everyone to be enjoying themselves in a safe and responsible manner.

“We responded to higher than average calls for service over the course of the Canada Day long weekend," said Inspector Zvonko Horvat, Norfolk County OPP Detachment Commander, in a media release.

"Even though these are excellent results drivers still need constant reminding not to drink and drive. There is no safe level of alcohol consumption when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle or vessel. I would like to thank all residents and visitors that attended Norfolk County and enjoyed our highways, trails and water ways for their orderly behaviour to ensure everyone’s safety."

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