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Busy start to Easter long weekend for local police

Police have issued 29 traffic offence notices, charged drivers with impaired operation and speeding
Ontario Provincial Police

Officers with Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP have had a busy start to the Easter long weekend.

One driver has been charged with impaired operation and another was issued a warn-range suspension. Police have also served 29 traffic offence notices and responded to 35 calls for service.

At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, an officer was parked on the side of the road in Collingwood when a driver stopped to ask for directions. While speaking with the driver, the officer smelled alcohol on her breath. A 35-year-old Collingwood woman was charged with operation while impaired (over 80). She was released on an undertaking. Her licence will be suspended for 90 days and the vehicle will be impounded for seven days.

At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a minor collision in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Collingwood. One person was issued a warn-range suspension, resulting in a three-day driver’s licence suspension.

During the first 30 hours of the detachment’s Easter weekend traffic safety campaign, police also charged seven drivers with speeding offences.