It was a busy Thanksgiving long weekend for the Ottawa Police Service. From October 6-9, officers were part of the national road safety campaign known as “Operation Impact”. This police initiative was designed to remind people that an essential way to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways is through enforcement.Officers from across Ottawa tallied up 664 traffic tickets, as well as 13 impaired driving charges. In one case, a driver was stopped for going 180 km an hour in an 80 km zone. The car was impounded at the driver’s expense and the motorist was also given an immediate seven-day licence suspension.
The Ottawa Police Service continues to remind drivers to slow down and not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (OPS news release)